[TV] The Simpsons To Kill Off Character In Upcoming Season
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.01.2013
An Emmy-winning one...
Time to dig another animated grave. Zap2It reports that during a conference call to promote the upcoming twenty-fifth season of The Simpsons, producer Al Jean revaaled that a character would be killed off this season.
Jean said, "We're actually working on a script where a character will pass away." When asked for a name he said, "I'll give a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won't say who it is."
That criteria could fit several people; all the main cast members have won Emmy Awards for playing a character, namely Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge, Edna Krabappel and Apu. Hank Azaria has won three awards for "various characters" and Emmy-winning guest stars include Kelsey Grammer (Sideshow Bob), Anne Hathaway (Princess Penelope) and Jackie Mason (Rabbi Hyman Krustofski).
This follows the revelation at Comic-Con that Family Guy will kill off a Griffin family member and replace them.