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clip of Benedict Cumberbatch voicing PM/Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman in the “Love is a Many Splintered Thing” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
UPDATE 27/01/12: Broadcast for the episode is now confirmed for February 10 2013.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s roles confirmed as ‘The Prime Minister’ and… Alan Rickman!
Early scheduling from FOX indicates Benedict Cumberbatch’s episode of The Simpsons is currently set to air on February 17 at 8ET/9C in the USA. [Subject to change]
The episode sees the return of Bart’s almost girlfriend Mary Spuckler (Zooey Deschanel – who co-starred with Martin Freeman in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in 2005). The episode also guest stars Robert Caro and Max Weinberg.
International broadcast dates for the episode are currently unknown.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has booked a dual guest-starring role on The Simpsons‘ upcoming 24th season. Cumberbatch will play both the British Prime Minister and a snake-like character in an episode titled “Love Is A Many-Splintered Thing,” TVLine has learned.
Read the full article at TVLine.com
After reading today in the InStyle magazine that Benedict Cumberbatch had recorded a part on The Simpsons we did a little Google and found this gem of Fan Art.
The original post can be seen here (just scroll down a bit).
NOTE: This is FAN ART and not what will be in the actual show. We’ve no idea what Benedict recorded for the episode that he makes a cameo appearance in.
After a little digging, we’ve discovered Benedict visited The Simpsons offices and recorded his cameo around May 17/18 this year.
A typical single episode of The Simpsons takes roughly five to seven months to produce from scratch, with scripting, vocal work and animation occuring simultaneously for the entire season. His visit to the writers room and subsequent recording for an episode in May would place him in the production schedule for Season 24 of the show, which begins airing on FOX from September 30 2012. Though nothing can be guaranteed due to broadcast scheduling, it looks quite possible that Benedict’s appearance would be in the earlier stages of Season 24.