On March 3, Fox's The Simpsons will begin recording voice talent for their 23rd season!
Executive producer Al Jean tells me that episodes coming this fall will feature characters voiced by guest stars Kiefer Sutherland, Jane Lynch, Andy Garcia and science fiction and comic book author Neil Gaiman (Coraline).
"Jane plays a woman who becomes Homer's assistant," says Jean. "It becomes an All About Eve scenario where she seems really nice, but undermines him, takes his job and he has to fight back."
As for Sutherland, he'll voice a character very similar to his 24 crusader. "It's Jack Bauer now — no longer working," previews Jean. "So he goes to Springfield because too many people are trying to kill him. He befriends the Simpsons, but then one of the guys who wants to kill him sees him on YouTube after he foils a robbery at Moe's Tavern."
Let's hope that's not the closest we ever get to a 24 feature film!