Netflix and “The Simpsons” Creator Matt Groening In Talks For New Animated Series

'Simpsons' creator Matt Groening in talks with Netflix for animated series

The Netflix original film Beasts of No Nation may have been snubbed by The Academy, but the streaming service is stacking up wins in a few other departments this month. Along with launching in 130 brand-new countries, Netflix has been building up its original programming. Having just signed YouTube sensation Miranda Sings for a scripted series, the company is now in talks to order a new animated series from Matt Groening, co-creator and executive producer of The Simpsons and Futurama.

According to Variety, Netflix is interested in ordering two seasons of an animated series at ten episodes a piece. Groening would both create and write the proposed series, which would join the service’s growing stable of original animated shows that includes BoJack Horseman, F Is for Family and the upcoming Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. Additional details about the series are being kept under wraps.

Groening continues to serve as executive producer of The Simpsons, which is currently in its 27th season. The long-running animated show was recently renewed through Season 28.

Stay tuned for more on a new animated series from Groening and Netflix as the story develops. In the meantime, take The Simpsons pop quiz and test your knowledge of all things Springfield.


Photo Credit: AP/ Chris Pizzello

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