Netflix appears poised to continue its remarkable streak of original programming by collaborating with Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening to develop a new animated series.
Variety reports that Groening is in talks to produce two 10-episode seasons for the online streaming service:
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.
Both Groening and Netflix are mum on the details. Given that Futurama‘s inspired, if infrequent, 15-year run came to a close in 2013, and that The Simpsons (now in its 27th season) continues into irrelevancy, a return to form from Groening is welcome news.
If true, it will join an exciting new batch of animated shows that Netflix is developing, including revivals of The Magic School Bus, Justin Time, a spinoff of Dreamworks’ The Croods, as well as the more adult-focussed cartoons like F is for Family and the absurdist showbiz satire Bojack Horseman.
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