After 27 seasons of being one of TV's favorite couples, Homer and Marge Simpson are separating ways.
The Simpsons' producer Al Jean talked to Variety and disclosed that Homer and Marge will be legally separating in an upcoming episode after a few revelations. It has not been confirmed if the couple's split will be for good but the Jean's statement follows an equally shocking announcement that Bart Simpson will be killed off in the 27th season as well as Sideshow Bob finally fulfills his lifelong wish in a one-off Halloween special for the season.
"In the premiere, it's discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it's an incredible strain on the marriage. Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist," explained the producer.
This is not the first time that Homer has been less than faithful to Marge. Rewind to season 5 and "The Last Temptation of Homer" episode has Homer in a hotel room with Mindy, his new coworker. However, he called it off eventually because he was overwhelmed with guilt thinking about Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, reuniting with his beloved wife.
The pharmacist is voiced by Girls actress and writer, Lena Dunham. According to Jean, the rest of the cast of Girls will also be appearing in cameos during The Simpsons' 27th season.
Meanwhile, Sideshow Bob will be finally living out his 25-year-old dream, Bart will still be appearing in the 27th season of the show. Jean shares that they will be featuring an episode based on the film Boyhood.
"It's a flashback/flashforward about Bart," he added, saying the episode will be going to various points in Bart's life and the life he is yet to live. "I think it came out really well."
After Sideshow Bob actually executes Bart, he would accomplish his lifelong goal. Despite the achievement though, he will be under stress because he won't know what to do with himself now that he has achieved his goal.
Other things that could be expected for the 27th season of The Simpsons include Spider Pig making an appearance and Homer voting in the Presidential election in 2016.
Recently, Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns, among others, left The Simpsons after contract negotiations failed.The show said it will be recasting Shearer's roles.