Julian Assange to guest-star on The Simpsons
AP PhotoWikiLeaks’ founder is set to appear as a guest star on the hit TV show “The Simpsons,” Entertainment Weekly reported.
Julian Assange will be playing himself in the landmark 500th episode of the show, which is set to air Feb. 19.
Series creator Matt Groening reportedly responded to a previous rumor regarding Assange's willingness to appear on the show, and arrangements led to the finalization of the part.
Assange recorded his lines "at a location unknown,” according to EW.
The episode follows the Simpsons family as they relocate themselves following plans of the residents of TV's most known town, Springfield, to kick them out. Assange turns out to be their new neighbor in their "off the grid" secret new home.
“There’s nothing we did that has anything to do with the legal situation that he’s in," executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly. "We wanted to make sure it was satirical, and he was willing to do that.”
“The Simpsons” is known for its high-profile guest appearances from the likes of Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Stephen Hawking, Kiefer Sutherland and Tony Blair.