During the Simpsons presentation at D23 Expo via Variety, it was revealed by producers that they’ve already talked with Disney about making a second movie along with a spinoff series.
The assembled “Simpsons” gang addressed the ever-present question of a second movie outing for the characters, with executive producer Al Jean teasing that they “have talked about it” with Disney, as well as ideas for potential spinoff series.
“I think Disney would be supportive of anything we wanted to do, maybe a crazy limited series with a side character or a movie that we surprised you with, they’ve been really creatively supportive and this is going to afford so many new ways to do the show than just the traditional format,” added fellow EP Matt Selman.
These aren’t new developments as a second film has been teased in the past and it likely had more to do with motivation/budgets back when they were simply dealing with 20th Century Fox and Fox Television.
Funny enough, despite the recent controversy around the character of Indian-American character Apu there had been plans years ago about giving him his own spinoff show. I’d personally say giving him his own series might help evolve the character beyond a stereotype instead of having him just removed from the show is the way to go.
All 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be available to stream on Disney+ when the streaming service launches on November 12th.
SOURCE: D23 EXPO VIA VARIETY