Netflix poach 'Simpsons' creator to develop new animated series

It's been a while between drinks, but the animation giant has been awakened.

Published Sun, Jan 17 2016 5:46 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

It's been nearly 20 years since 'Simpsons' creator Matt Groening developed his last TV show with 'Futurama', but now he's apparently closing to signing on the bottom line with streaming giant Netflix to develop a brand new animated show.

Netflix poach 'Simpsons' creator to develop new animated series |

According to Variety, the company is pushing for a 20 episode, two season order to help lower production costs. There's currently no word on what form the show could take, but would likely be in very early formation at this point.

Meanwhile, the long running 'Simpsons' shows no signs of slowing down, now pushing through its 27th season and approaching its 600th episode.


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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