The Simpsons showrunner denies series is ending
Al Jean took to Twitter to dispel the rumours.
The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean has denied reports that the animated sitcom is ending.
In a recent interview with Irish news website Joe, the theme tune’s composer Danny Elfman suggested that the upcoming 32nd season could be its last.
“Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to an end,” he said. “I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last year.”
Jean responded on Twitter, posting that “we are all thankful that the following article is NOT TRUE” along with article from The Guardian reporting on Elfman’s comments.
US network Fox renewed The Simpsons for seasons 31 and 32 back in February cementing its status as the longest-running scripted series ever.
After joining the series back in 1992, Jean was appointed showrunner back in 2001 and helped to co-write The Simpsons film back in 2007.
Elfman also commented on the longevity of the show in the same interview saying "all I can say is that I’m so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did."
“So, you have to realise, when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no-one would hear it, because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell."
“Really, I expected it would run for three episodes and get cancelled, and that would be that, because it was so weird at the time, and I just didn’t think it had a chance."
“So believe me, that is one of the truly big surprises in my life.”
Source: The Independent