Speaking to reports, Al Jean confirmed the duo would “legally separate”, with Homer going on to fall in love with his pharmacist, voiced by Girls star Lena Dunham. Whether the couple get back together is yet to be confirmed.
As for what it is that finally causes the demise of the marriage we all thought would go the distance no matter what, Jean revealed Homer is finally diagnosed with narcolepsy, which places incredible strain on the marriage.
“In another episode, Spider Pig makes his return,” he continued. “Sideshow Bob appears in a segment, and we finally see him do something he’s wanted to do for 25 years. And we have an episode based on the film ‘Boyhood.’ It’s a flashback/flashforward about Bart. We go to various points in his life and his life to come which I think came out really well.”
With regards to the Sideshow Bob comment, it’s likely Jean is referring to Bob killing Bart, which is meant to happen in this year’s Halloween special.
“The Simpsons” is scheduled to return to Fox on Sept. 27.