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.
“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.