Matt Groening is going to make an animated series for Netflix. Don’t worry about The Simpsons TV series being cancelled by FOX, though. The long-running Simpsons was already renewed through its 28th season, which will air in the 2016-17 broadcast season.
Deadline says no details about Groening’s new Netflix project have been leaked, but he is reportedly creating and writing the new series. Groening is still an EP and consultant on The Simpsons.
Netflix is understood to be considering a two-season order of 10 episode apiece. That could be prompted by the long lead time needed for animation production. A larger episode order upfront would allow Netflix to better amortize the production costs. It’s unclear if an outside production entity is involved with the project.
Netflix declined comment. A rep for Groening could not immediately be reached for comment.
What do you think? Are you ready for another Matt Groening-created TV show? Will you check out the new series when it drops to Netflix?