Devotees of “The Simpsons” may see one character sounds diverse in the Season 32 debut Sunday.
Carl Carlson, Homer Simpson’s atomic plant associate and Lenny Leonard’s closest companion, won’t be voiced by Hank Azaria, in any event in the season debut scene.
Carl will currently be voiced by entertainer Alex Désert, as per Variety, in spite of the fact that it’s muddled whether this is a perpetual substitution.
Désert, 52, likewise voices Swarm on Disney XD’s “Arachnid Man: Maximum Venom” and Mr. Bojenkins on Adult Swim’s “Mr. Pickles.” He can likewise be found in “The Flash,” “Becker” and “Better Call Saul,” and is the lead vocalist in the ska band Hepcat.
The switch comes as makers for “The Simpsons” said prior this mid year that it will no longer have white entertainers voice non-white characters. Azaria has been the voice of Carl, who is dark, since the start of the show, aside from Carl’s first appearance, where he was voiced by Harry Shearer.
Shearer recently said in a meeting that he didn’t actually concur with the choice.
“The activity of the entertainer is to play somebody else,” he revealed to Times Radio in August, proposing there was a “conflation” among portrayal and execution.
The change may influence other repeating characters also, including Dr. Julius Hibbert, who will show up in this scene yet doesn’t talk.
Azaria, 56, was likewise known for voicing Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a character that was scrutinized for its cliché portrayal of a South Asian man. Azaria declared in January he would no longer voice Apu.
“The Simpsons” began a push to roll out this improvement lately, with Kevin Michael Richardson of “The Cleveland Show” frequently voicing the show’s dark male characters.
The choice to have characters of shading be voiced by entertainers of shading came after the country was managing questionable portrayals of race on TV. Numerous TV programs settled on comparative choices over the late spring. Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell backed away from voicing dark and biracial characters, and different shows pulled scenes highlighting blackface from streaming stages.