Oct 01, 2013 09:33 PM EDT | James Knight
Fans still recovering form Futurama's recent re-cancellation now have a new loss to mourn. The Simpsons' executive producer Al Jean announced recently that the show plans to break bad by killing off one it's beloved characters in the upcoming 25th season. While the identity of the character is unknown, we do know that the actor has won an Emmy award for the role.
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In this modern age of television, viewers have learned that you can not stay attached to any character, because at any moment they can be killed off. This even goes for beloved mainstays like Boardwalk Empire ****SPOILER ALERT**** when the show killed off leading man, Jimmy Darmody, played by Micheal Pitt at the end of season two.**** END SPOILER ALERT**** Apparently not even animated characters are safe in TV's new age.
The Simpsons' executive producer Al Jean, recently spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about the shows murderous ambitions:
"working on a script where a character will pass away. We are doing this story for the same reason we do all others -- we think it has a good emotional through line...The story will be produced this year though it may air in season 26."
Not much was revealed about the identity of the ill fated Springfield resident, except for one small clue:
"the actor playing the character won an Emmy."
Actors Anne Hathaway and Kelsey Grammer have both won Emmy awards for their guest spots on the show. However, it's highly likely that the death might come from the main cast. Actor Hank Azaria voices an almost uncountable number of characters on the the show, including Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson. Azaria has won three Emmys during his time on the show. Then again, in a much more brazen move, the show could also opt to kill off Homer Simpson himself. Voice actor Dan Castellaneta won an Emmy for the role in 1993.
Where it is hard to imagine that any of the once controversial antics of Bart Simpson could ever hold a candle to any of Walter Whites' nefarious deeds, Jean did joke that he wanted the episode to bring in "Breaking Bad-type numbers"
The Simpsons season 25 just began on Fox last Sunday.
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