Futurama Return

Matt Groening’s Futurama is coming back to life as special podcast episode that will reunite the show’s cast and writers. The audio drama ties in with the mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and will premiere on Nerdist September 14th.

The app is already a brand-new Futurama episode in itself. Therefore finding, even more, bonus stuff from the upcoming story will delight long times fans. The podcast will take off from the game’s story. As a bonus, all of the show’s original voice actors are on board to reprise their characters. The game’s users have an opportunity to check out the podcast a bit early, with a sneak peak hidden in one of the game’s features.

The new radio play will reunite Fry, Bender, Leela, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Amy and Hermes as they try to stop Klaxxon, a being made up of sound waves from, wait for it, podcasts from the 21st century. The Planet Express team meets the evil creature on a routine mission to the deleted file planet, Junkleon 7.

Fan Delight

“Last year I cornered two fine gentlemen–Matt Groening & David X. Cohen–and pitched the idea of doing a new Futurama episode as a podcast/radio play because it’s one of my favorite things and I need more of it,” said Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick in a statement. “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. Galaxies of thanks to Matt, David and TinyCo for acquiescing to the maniacal ravings of a well-meaning fanboy.”

Futurama ran for seven seasons between 1999 and 2013 on Fox and Comedy Central. This episode will be a special return to the world and characters that we’ve been missing.

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