The ‘Dawn FM’ artist will take on the role of ‘Orion Hughes’ in season 33’s ‘Bart The Cool Kid’, which is due to air on March 20.
Sharing a post about his upcoming appearance in The Simpsons, The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – wrote: “proud of this one” alongside a yellow love heart emoji. You can see that tweet below.
proud of this one 💛 https://t.co/8tdTSdd7Pl
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) March 6, 2022
Back in 2020, The Weeknd lent his voice to the animated shows Robot Chicken and American Dad!. For the latter appearance, the singer played a character that loosely resembled himself.
Tesfaye also co-wrote the episode, titled ‘A Starboy Is Born’, alongside American Dad! scriptwriter Joel Hurwitz.
Speaking about his contribution to the Seth Macfarlane-created series, the Canadian artist told Variety that an appearance on The Simpsons was on his “bucket list”. “That would be a dream — and if they’re reading this, I actually have a pretty cool idea if they’re down,” he said in May 2020.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd has announced a North American stadium tour – dubbed the ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour – that is set to begin in July. He’ll be joined at the shows by special guest Doja Cat.
Tesfaye’s latest full-length, ‘Dawn FM’, arrived back in January. In a four-star review, NME wrote: “[The album] feels like the first steps on a journey for The Weeknd to find peace with himself; perhaps next time we hear from him, he’ll be fully embracing the light of day.”