Virgin mogul Richard Branson is set to star as himself in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.”
The British billionaire and founder of Virgin Group will apparently play foil to infamous (and equally wealthy) “Simpsons” curmudgeon, Mr. Burns. “Richard Branson is the Flanders to Mr. Burns,” the show’s executive producer Al Jean told EW. “He’s Mr. Burns’ nosy neighbor.”
The episode will air sometime in 2015.
As “Simpsons” fans undoubtedly remember, this isn’t Branson’s first trip to Springfield. The tycoon previously made a cameo in “Loan-a Lisa,” a Season 22 episode that also starred Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as himself.
According to EW, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, David Hyde Pierce, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Ross and Jane Fonda will also lend their voices to the long-running animated series’ upcoming 26th season, which kicks off Sept. 28 on Fox.