‘The Simpsons’ is in “its last year” and will finish soon, says composer Danny Elfman

The show's 31st season recently began airing.

The Simpsons is set to finally come to a close, according to the show’s composer Danny Elfman.

The iconic show recently began airing its 31st season.

Speaking to Joe, Elfman shared his belief that the show will finally be coming to an end very soon.


“Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to an end,” he said, before adding: “I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last year.”

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Going on to speak about the show’s legacy, Elfman said: “All I can say is that I’m so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did.

“You have to realise, 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 as 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.


A new study from Broadband Choices has tracked the moment when some of the biggest TV shows in history took a downward turn in ratings. The research shows that 1997’s ninth season of The Simpsons signalled the beginning of the show’s critical demise.