Simpsons creator Matt Groening in talks for Netflix animated series
Matt Groening may get animated again soon.
The creator of The Simpsons and Futurama is reportedly in talks to create an animated series at Netflix.
The title and premise of the show are being kept under wraps at this time, but according to Variety, the series could receive a two-season pick-up.
If it comes to fruition, it would be a highly anticipated animated project — and the first new cartoon creation from the Emmy-winning Groening in a long time. The Simpsons is the longest-running prime-time comedy series, debuting on Fox in 1989. Groening, who played himself in a 2015 episode of Portlandia, also co-created the 31st century-set Futurama, which ran from 1999 to 2013 on Fox and Comedy Central (save for a few years in the mid-aughts when it was canceled).
Reps for Netflix and Groening declined to comment.
The streaming service has been expanding its animated footprint, which includes BoJack Horseman (currently prepping its third season), F is for Family (which debuted last month), and Green Eggs and Ham.