THE SIMPSONS - FUTURAMA Crossover and Character Death Planned This Season
I haven’t watched a full season of The Simpsons for quite a few years now, but my I’ll dip my toe in every now and then to see if it’s worth taking the plunge and keeping up with the show again. Unfortunately, I just haven't felt the magic of seasons past when I tune in to watch new episodes. The show has piqued my interest recently, though, with the 5-minutes of footage Fox released for their upcoming Family Guy crossover. And there is yet another crossover coming this season that is too irresistible to pass up.
The Wrap reports that this November The Simpsons will have a Futurama crossover that will feature voice actors Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, and Tress MacNeille. There’s no word on how their characters will cross paths with the Simpson clan, but we’re just excited to see Matt Groening’s other creations brought back to life in some capacity. Maybe it could spark yet another comeback for the show that was cancelled by Fox but came back with straight to DVD films that were split up as episodes for Comedy Central. Fingers crossed.
Simpsons producer Al Jean also said that a character will die this season, offering the clue that the title for that episode will be “Clown in the Dumps,” and added that the actor who voices that character won an Emmy for his portrayal of the character. Most of the main cast have won Emmys for their work on the show, but if you look at the list of the show’s Emmy wins, it narrows the possibilities down quite a bit.
The season will also feature guest voices from Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, David Hyde Pierce, Jeffrey Ross, Matthew Sweet, Jane Fonda, and Willem Dafoe.
The new season of The Simpsons premieres on September 28th.