Homer and Marge Simpson Set To Divorce After 26 Seasons.
According to an executive producer for “The Simpsons,” Homer and Marge will legally separate in the upcoming 27th season.
The animated series, which is heading into its 27th season plans on keeping fans intrigued.
Executive producer Al Jean told Variety that one of the plot points for the new season is Springfield’s supercouple splitting and the appearance of a surprising other woman.
“In the premiere, it’s discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy, and it’s an incredible strain on the marriage,” Jean said. “Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who’s voiced by Lena Dunham.”
Of course, there will be other celebrity guest stars, an appearance by Sideshow Bob and a flashback episode inspired by the film “Boyhood.”
Jean said the show used to gun for the precedent set by the TV series “Gunsmoke,” which left the air after 635 episodes.
“Now, we’ll get to 625 episodes,” he said. “That’s amazing. I’m really, really happy to get there. If it goes further, that’s even better. We have two-year options with Fox after that.”
For fans hoping for another “Simpsons” movie, Jean advises that it won’t be happening any time soon.