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Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening signs deal with Netflix for animated series

January 17th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Some exciting news for fans of animated comedy stalwart The Simpsons as its creator Matt Groening has entered talks with Netflix over developing a brand new show.

Variety (via Squareeyed) broke the news that the streaming giant secured a deal with The Simpsons and Futarama creator, but nobody has said anything official, so details are pretty thin at the moment.

However, word is that it will be a two-season format of ten episodes each. Although Groening’s influence as a driving creative force has declined greatly on The Simpsons, there’s no denying that securing the mastermind of the most enduring, popular animated series of all time is a triumphant coup for Netflix.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.