BRIAN Cox swapped Estate for Springfield after voicing a villain in The Simpsons.
The Scottish actor, 75, will play a ruthless debt collector in the footsteps of neighbor of the cartoon family Ned Flanders.
His character, Kostas Becker, is feuding with Ned and Homer Simpson over a bag of money in the two-part special that parodies televised crime dramas.
Writer Cesar Mazariegos has revealed that the bosses are thrilled to land Cox, who plays rude media mogul Logan Roy in the HBO hit.
He said: âWe knew we wanted to get guest stars from the premium TV world – and they’re not much more prestigious than Brian Cox.
“We were so thrilled to have him in The Simpsons and thrilled that he didn’t insult us like Logan Roy.”
A description of the show, titled A Serious Flanders, reads: “When Ned finds a bag of money and donates it to a local orphanage, he lands himself, along with a jealous Homer, in the line of sight of a ruthless criminal debt collector who will stop at nothing to get him back.
“Sex, violence, pretentious needle drops and superfluous flashbacks abound.”
Producer Matt Selman said of the double header, âWe wanted to do all the stuff that cool streaming shows can do – flashbacks, crazy time jumps, feeling like everyone could die.
âIt’s all the tricks of the trade, for a semi-pretentious story but also very cool. We have scenes that create tension or poke fun at the idea of ââcreating tension.
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âThere’s no way to do it in one show. We wanted the scenes to unfold in a different rhythm, tone and tension.
âTo put that into an episode, it wouldn’t work. Most “The Simpsons” episodes are much faster than streaming drama. “
Dundee-born Cox’s final role is set to hit UK screens early next year.
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