'The Simpsons' set to come to an end in 2020 says man who wrote the theme song

goss 26/11/2019

They infamously said they'll never stop The Simpsons, but the end could be in sight.

Danny Elfman, who composed the show's famous theme tune, dropped the bombshell during a chat with Irish news site JOE at the weekend.

He and the interviewer were 18 minutes into a chat about soundtracks he scored for Tim Burton movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, when talk turned to the longevity of the animated show and whether it was past its prime.

"Well, from what I've heard, it is coming to an end. So, that argument will also come to an end," Elfman said.

"I don't know for a fact, but I've heard that it will be in its last year... I could be wrong, but all I can say is that I'm so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did."

Elfman's connection to the show ended with the first season, so it's not clear how reliable his claim is. From 1990 - 2017, the show's lead composer was Alf Clausen. 

Earlier this year, The Simpsons was renewed for a 32nd season - it's currently airing its 31st.