Bart Simpson will die... well, at least temporarily on a Halloween special.

The character Sideshow Bob, a longtime Simpsons villain, is trying to kill Bart Simpson for more than two decades and now it seems that he is finally going to make it. Although after killing Bart, Sideshow Bob is going to feel lost and with a meaningless life.

This unexpected surprise is going to happen this autumn on the annual Halloween episode of "The Simpsons." The episode is called "Treehouse of Horror XXVI," an upcoming season 27 and the 26th instalment in the "Treehouse of Horror" Series.

Despite that, there is no need for fans to be disappointed, because this is only going to happen on this specific episode on Halloween season. This episode is not going to affect the overall narrative and after that Bart will be revived.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the announcement was made by Simpsons writer and producer Al Jean during a panel discussion at the ATX Festival, a Television festival in Austin, Texas. Al Jean revealed that "maniac Bob will finally devise a diabolical plan to finish off Bart that does not get foiled at the last minute, in an episode this Autumn."

It was also announced that a favourite character, Homer's beloved spider pig (a character that appeared in The Simpsons Movie), will apear in the 27th season.

In previous Halloween's special episodes President Clinton had been replaced by an alien, Homer was transformed into Jack Nicholson in "The Shining," Ned Flanders was a werewolf, to name a few.

"The Simpsons" is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the FOX Broadcasting Company. It is a satirical depiction of a middle class american lifestyle epitomized by the world most famous Simpsons family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

The TV Show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies american culture, society, television and many aspects of human condition.

"The Simpsons" was renewed by FOX for its 27th and 28th seasons last month.