'The Simpsons' producers says spin-off could be in the works at Disney

Hanna Flint
Contributor
The Simpsons spin-off in the works (Credit: Fox)

A spin-off of The Simpsons could be in the works at Disney.

Speaking at the D23 Expo in California over the weekend, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman said they had conversations with the studio since the Fox-Disney merger.

“I think Disney would be supportive of anything we wanted to do,” said Selman, according to Variety.

“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.”

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The Simpsons has been running since 1989 and is now in its 30th season.

A 90-minute movie was released in 2007 and it made over half a billion dollars at the box office.

MATT GROENING, NANCY CARTWRIGHT, MATT SELMAN at D23 EXPO 2019 (The Walt Disney Company/Image Group LA via Getty Images)

All episodes of The Simpsons will be made available to stream on Disney+ from its launch date on 12 November but Disney has yet to confirm whether new seasons will still make jokes at the studio’s expense.

The series has historically taken the Mickey out of The Walt Disney Company, and at the D23 Expo panel, a video was played showing its most memorable digs.

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Selman even made a dig at 20th Century Fox during the panel saying, “Isn’t this the craziest thing you could imagine, that we would start out working for an evil corporation and then working for a nice one?”

Disney has yet to officially confirm if a new Simpsons movie is in the works but it has made plans to reboot several Fox franchises.

Home Alone, Cheaper the Dozen and Diary of a Wimpy Kid will all be getting the remake treatment.

Disney+ will be available in the US from 12 November but has yet to announce a U.K. launch date.