In an interview with Variety, Al Jean, executive producer of "The Simpsons", talked about the major changes that will be coming to season 27 of the long-running animated series.
In the biggest news about the series, Jean confirmed that Homer and Marge would "legally separate" in the upcoming season as Homer will fall in love with his pharmacist, voiced by "Girls" star Lena Dunham. However, whether the separation would last only one episode or for the whole season is yet to be revealed.
Jean also revealed the reason why Homer and Marge would separate; Homer is diagnosed with narcolepsy, which put a lot of strain on their marriage.
He also spoke on what viewers can expect from other episodes.
"In another episode, Spider Pig makes his return. Sideshow Bob appears in a segment, and we finally see him do something he's wanted to do for 25 years. And we have an episode based on the film 'Boyhood.' It's a flashback/flash forward about Bart. We go to various points in his life and his life to come which I think came out really well,"
In another interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jean hinted that Sideshow Bob may finally get his hands on Bart Simpson in the new season and will succeed in killing him.
"I'm one of those people that always wanted the Coyote to eat the Road Runner," he teased.
Hopefully, the death won't last for more than a couple of episodes as "The Simpsons" without Bart won't be of much worth to watch.
In the mean time, Harry Shearer, long-time voice actor for "The Simpsons", who confirmed his departure from the show in May, has agreed to continue on the same terms as the other primaries. Fox had stated that if Shearer had not returned, his characters of Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders would be recast.
"The Simpson" season 27 is all set to air on 27 September on Fox.