It's been a while since The Simpsons has killed off a major character, and, seeing as this is their 25th season, it seems about time to shake things up. According to Metro, executive producer Al Jean is planning on doing just that this upcoming season—he revealed in an interview with the Canada Sun Times that one major character will be killed off this season, but remained mum on who exactly would be receiving the (possibly literal) axe.
"I’ll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character," Jean revealed, which basically gives us nothing since the show has won a pretty substantial amount of Emmys during its time. "But I won’t say who it is."
Though the characters of The Simpsons never seem to advance in age, there have been instances where plot developments stuck—in 2000, the shows writers killed off Ned Flanders' wife, Maude, and he's remained a widowed dad of two ever since. There was also the death of Lisa's favorite musician, Bleeding Gums Murphy, which she's never quite gotten over.
There's no word on when exactly this mystery character will meet their untimely demise, but it may be soon—the 25th season of The Simpsons premiered this past Sunday with a Homeland-inspired episode guest-starring Kristen Wiig as a Carrie Mathison-type character.