A new voice in The Simpsons
From this year, no white actor will lend his voice to the non-white (or non-yellow) characters of the series. To this end, the actor Hank Azaria – rewarded many times for his performances in The Simpsons , will no longer play Apu (the manager of the grocery store), nor Carl (Homer's colleague at the Central). This has just been announced by Variety, it is the actor Alex Désert (seen in Better Things and heard in Mr. Pickles ) who has been chosen to play the latter.
At this time, it is not yet clear whether the actor will be Carl's new permanent voice, or whether he will play other residents of Springfield as is usually the case with voice actors (Dr. Julius Hibbert is expected to for example also need a new actor). Nevertheless, the feedback from the public this Sunday, September 27, on the occasion of the broadcast of the first episode of season 32 on Fox in the USA, should allow creators to make a choice on this beginning of the revolution.
And for those who love the voice of Hank Azaria in The Simpsons , we reassure you, he does not disappear from the series. On the contrary, he will always be behind many cult characters like the manager of the comic shop, Dr. Nick, Snake, Professor Frink, The Captain, Superintendent Chalmers, or even Cletus and Kirk Van Houten.