The popular American animated series The Simpsons is close to reaching its last episode, after 30 years on the air, as suggested by musician Danny Elfman, author of his well-known tuning.

“From what I’ve heard, it’s going to come to an end,” the composer said in an interview on the Joe.ie podcast that the British newspaper The Guardian has collected . “I do not know for sure, but I have heard that it will be in its last year,” added Elfman, nominated four times for the Oscar.

Created by cartoonist and writer Matt Groening, The Simpsons is the longest-running animated television series in the world that remains on the air.

It began as a section in an entertainment program on the American Fox network in 1987, before becoming a 30-minute individual space in December 1989.

Its main characters have become referents of popular culture, and in Some of his episodes have featured various celebrities, such as scientist Stephen Hawking and musician Paul McCartney.

Elfman has expressed surprise at the fact that the series has lasted about three decades. “All I can say is that I am stunned and amazed that it has lasted so long,” said the musician, who said that when he wrote the “madness of the musical piece” with which he opens the series, he believed that “nobody would listen to it.”

“Actually, I expected it to last three episodes before being canceled. It was so extravagant at the time that I thought I had no chance, ”he added.