The Simpsons writer Al Jean says that the show has “no plans to end” after composer Danny Elfman said that the cartoon would be concluding after 31 years.
Earlier this week Elfman shared his belief that the iconic show will finally be coming to an end very soon. “Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to an end. I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last year,” he told JOE.
Jean has been a part of The Simpsons team since 1992 and went full-time as their showrunner in 2001. He also worked on The Simpsons Movie.
Elsewhere in Elfman’s interview, he spoke about the show’s legacy. “All I can say is that I’m so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did.
“You have to realize when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no one would hear it, because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell.”
Simpsons fans were recently angered when Disney altered the viewing format of classic episodes from the first 10 seasons of the show on their new streaming service Disney+, making many of the show’s most iconic jokes obsolete in the process.