4:52pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Comic-Con: 'The Simpsons' Puts Homer on Death's Door in Season 26 Teaser (Video)
Could Homer Simpson be the one to die during The Simpsons' season 26 premiere?
A new clip, unveiled Saturday morning at Comic-Con in San Diego, certainly seems to illustrate that the doughnut-loving dad may indeed be in danger.
The Sept. 28 episode, titled "Clown in the Dumps," will feature the death of a beloved character. Showrunner Al Jean has repeatedly said that the character, voiced by an Emmy winner, will "pass away" during the half-hour, and described the reveal as "obvious."
While the episode title and Jean's comments seem to point to Krusty the Clown being on death watch, the new clip makes Homer another candidate for the chopping block — especially considering voice actor Dan Castellaneta won an Emmy for the role.
Check out the new clip, as well as Homer's first appearance at Comic-Con, both below.
The Simpsons has been getting a massive marketing push for its record syndication deal with FXX, with a huge "Homer's Dome" installation set up just outside the Convention Center that houses Comic-Con. FXX will unspool all 25 seasons — and the movie — in a 12-day marathon set to air 24 hours a day starting Aug. 21.