Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is in talks with Netflix to develop a new animated series.

According to Variety, Netflix is currently considering a two-season order for the unnamed series, with each season running 10 episodes. Variety hypothesized the order could be partially shaped by the long lead-up time required for animated series.

Other details, such as the name and premise of the reported new Matt Groening project, are still being closely guarded.

The Simpsons is the longest running scripted prime-time television series in US history, having first premiered in 1989. Previous to that, the characters were featured in shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. To give you an idea of just how long the characters have been a part of popular culture, anyone who was Bart's age when the characters premiered on Tracey Ullman is now Homer's age.

With such a long-running show, keeping the series fresh is a real challenge, but we compiled a list of the 10 best more recent episodes of The Simpsons.

Netflix original programming certainly seems to have captured the attention of the viewing public. However, according to NBC, who said it discovered a way to track Netflix's viewing numbers, Netflix original programs aren't reaching broadcast-level audience numbers.