Harry Shearer, the artist who gave his voice to “The Simpsons” for years, will be back in the show. The voice actor has signed a deal to return to the Fox animated comedy with other voice actors. He will be part of the 27th and 28th seasons of the show, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
It has been reported that the actor is offered the same contract as that of the other actors, which means he will be there for approximately two years. There is an option to sign one more deal with the company for two more seasons, which will make it a four-year contract. Earlier this year, the series was renewed for two seasons. The actor will be paid $300,000 per episode, according to the report.
Showrunner Al Jean tweeted, saying, “I would like to clear up a misunderstanding. I have recently been told that during a period where Harry Shearer believed he had a five-week free period from the Simpsons, I was unaware of this fact, and did in fact request material from him. If so, my bad. I am truly glad he is returning to the show.”
Jean told in the month of May, “We made him an offer, and we’re once more saying, ‘Do you want to come back like everybody else and work hard and care about the show? Great.’ He said he wanted to do other projects, which makes no sense because we’ve always let the cast do all the other projects they want — they have great free time. So I don’t really know what he’s up to [or] what he’s thinking.”
Now that the star is returning to the show and has signed a deal with the company, it can be expected that fans will be happy. Stay updated with us to get the latest on “The Simpsons.”