Harry Shearer indicates departure from The Simpsons
14 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Shearer thanked fans for their support
Harry Shearer has indicated a contract dispute has led to him quitting The Simpsons after more than 25 years.
The US actor, who voices Ned Flanders and Mr Burns, tweeted that signing up to a new series would have stopped him from doing other work.
The actor seemed to signal his exit by claiming a lawyer for the executive producer said the show would “go on”.
In a follow-up tweet, Shearer mooted it was “because I wanted what we’ve always had: the freedom to do other work”.
Shearer voiced more than a dozen characters, including Ned Flanders and Montgomery Burns
Last week the Fox network confirmed it had commissioned two more series of the long-running animated sitcom.
According to reports at the time, Shearer had yet to sign a new contract.
Having wished executive producer James L Brooks “the very best”, Shearer went on to thank fans of the show “for [their] support”.
The actor voices a number of established characters on the long-running sitcom
Source:: BBC Entertainment