HOLLYWOOD – Producers at Fox have announced that the latest season of The Simpsons is to feature the death of a major character and The Studio Exec can exclusively reveal who the character will be: Maggie Simpson.
Except for Maude Flanders, the longest running comedy series in American Television history has yet to kill off a major character but the bold move was announced by Matt Groening: ‘We meed to give the show some impetus. A change in direction.’
An insider later revealed the identity of the soon to be defunct character:
It’s Maggie. I know, I know. Sick right? Yeah, but Matt and James [L. Brooks] both felt the show had lost that edge. So what’s edgier, or for that matter funnier, than killing the baby? That was precisely how the idea was broached. Plus it’d be really ironic if her first words were also her last.
How she will die is a closely guarded secret with cast members sworn to secrecy. And although reaction across the internet hasn’t yet happened, it is likely to be vociferous, disproportionate and even skeptical.
The Simpsons: Season 25 is currently airing on Fox.