Danny Elfman, composer of the legendary Simpson credits, reports that the TV series could end after the current season.
Towards the end of The Simpsons? credit: JStone/ Shutterstock
In an interview, the composer said, “Well, from what I hear, it’s coming to an end.”stating “…I’m not sure, but I hear it’s gonna be his last season.”
The news is surprising because Fox had announced in February that the series would be renewed for at least one more year (a hypothetical 32nd season).
Matt Gröning’s famous sitcom first aired in 1989 and is now the longest running prime-time television series.
Yet, at first glance, Danny Elfman didn’t imagine that the show would become so popular. So much so that he described his success as “…”one of the biggest surprises of his life.”.
It was far from predicting that the series would win 31 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award, and even a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
As he himself reports, “you have to understand that when I wrote The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy music, and I didn’t expect anyone to hear it, because I really didn’t think the show had a chance.”.
Many fans have reacted to the possibility of an end to The Simpsons. Some expressed their sadness while others did not think the series could end without an off-season. One Internet user even mentioned the idea of launching a petition demanding a follow-up.
But the good news is, even though the future of the show is uncertain, there’s “no doubt“that there’ll be another Simpsons movie according to the show’s creator. Thus, after The Simpsons Movie, which brought in more than 478 million euros worldwide, we should be able to follow other adventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.