The Simpsons: Alex Désert replaces Hank Azaria as voice of Carl Carlson

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Carl Carlson (proper) works with Homer on the nuclear energy plant

Actor Alex Désert is to interchange Hank Azaria because the voice of Homer’s workmate Carl Carlson within the first episode of the brand new season of The Simpsons.

Désert, who has seemed in TV’s Higher Issues and Becker, will take over the function in Sunday’s season 32 premiere.

The transfer comes after the display’s manufacturers mentioned white actors would not voice non-white characters.

Fox TV hasn’t showed whether or not Désert’s voice will proceed to look in long run episodes.

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The display’s manufacturers have no longer said if Alex Désert might be heard in later episodes of the brand new sequence

“We’re very happy to welcome Alex Désert, enjoying Carl within the Simpsons season premiere,” a observation from the display mentioned, with out including additional main points.

3 months in the past the display’s manufacturers introduced the brand new coverage for voicing non-white characters.

The display had fielded grievance in regards to the portrayal of Indian comfort retailer proprietor Apu Nahasapeempeaotiln, who had additionally been voiced by way of Azaria.

The brand new voice of Apu has no longer but been printed. Azaria has additionally supplied the voices for black police officer Lou and the Mexican-American Bumblebee Guy.

‘Enjoying the section you don’t seem to be’

Closing month, Harry Shearer, whose characters come with Mr Burns, Ned Flanders and Dr Hibbert, a black physician, looked as if it would question the brand new rule.

“I’ve an easy trust about performing,” he informed Instances Radio. “The process of the actor is to play any person who they are no longer. That is the gig. That is the process description.

“I am not a wealthy nuclear plant proprietor. I am not a Bible-believing Christian that lives subsequent to Homer. I am not any of the ones other folks.

“I believe there is a conflation between illustration, which is essential. Other folks from all backgrounds must be represented within the writing and generating ends of the industry so that they assist make a decision what tales to inform and with what wisdom. Efficiency… is enjoying the section you don’t seem to be.”

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