‘Futurama’ Is Coming Back But Not In The Way You’re Used To
It's been a cruel four years since we said goodbye to Futurama, one of the most successful animated series of its time. But in July, executive producer David X. Cohen got fans salivating at a possible revival of the series.
He, along with Matt Groening, Billy West, and John Dimaggio, started a Reddit AMA and people across the world asked them pretty much everything you can think of about the show.
But David responded to one fan's question about whether Futurama would ever return, saying: "There are no new TV episodes or movies in the pipeline at the moment...HOWEVER, here and now I promise a different avenue of exciting Futurama news later this summer, no kidding.
"Keep your expectations modest and you will be pleased, possibly. I am not allowed to say more or I will be lightly phasered."
The comment sparked speculation that Mr Cohen was hinting at another mobile app off the back of Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. But now it's been revealed that it's a very different version of the hit TV show.
Futurama will return for a 42-minute podcast and USA Today has been kind enough to offer up a tiny snippet of what's to be expected.
The small project was brought about by comedian Chris Hardwick, who runs nerdist.com. He's told Deadline: "Last year I cornered two fine gentlemen-Matt Groening and David X. Cohen - and pitched the idea of doing a new Futurama episode as a podcast/radio play because it's one of my favourite things and I need more of it.
"Today, I am drooling with unfiltered joy to say that a) it's actually happening, b) I got to voice the villain (Klaxxon) and c) I'm a freaking head in a jar in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, a game I've been feverishly playing since it came out."
It will be released on September 14th.
According to Deadline, the crew, including Fry, Bender, Leela, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Amy, and Hermes, will embark on a mission to Junkleon 7. However the gang, along with Borax Kid and Calculon run into Klaxxon, who is described as 'a nefarious life form composed entirely of soundwaves from 21st-century podcasts'.
While it might not be a return to the TV series, it's at least another piece of new material that fans can soak up and enjoy.
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