The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is partnering with young network Fusion to produce a documentary about battling cancer and fighting for animal rights. The Emmy Award-winning writer and producer has been battling colorectal cancer since 2012. In his final months, Fusion will exclusively cover how he spends the end of his life advocating for animals. Simon has been a longtime board member of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and is involved with the Captain Paul Watson’s Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a group that battles whaling and illegal fishing.
Simon has arranged for most of his fortune, after taking care of his family members, to be left to various activist charities. He hopes to make a change in the precious little time he has left. One of those final acts will be leading this documentary for Fusion. “Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change,” said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee. The film is being produced in conjunction with Wayfarer Entertainment.