26 new episodes of Futurama.

UPDATE: Billy West has since said that he had made a [no doubt huge] mistake, stating that 26 episodes of the sorely missed show are not in the cards and that the original plan of Straight to DVD movies is what fans are getting.

According to Billy West [Voice of the main character, Phillip J. Fry] Futurama is set to return to television upon the finalization of a deal that would result in 26 new episodes of the space-comedy birthed from the warped imaginations of Matt Groening and Davis X. Cohen.
“I'm this close to selling my show ''Billy Bastard - Amateur Human Being', and the other good news is that they're doing 26 new episodes of 'Futurama'' for TV and we're hammering out the deal now. The original plan was to have the DVD's first but that's no longer the case. I'm totally jammed dude.”

The full post can be found here. I for one can't wait to see the continuing adventures of the planet express crew. Futurama was, in this geeks opinion, better than anything Fox had to offer at the time [Yeah, that includes Family Guy].

No word on whether the show will return on FOX or perhaps migrate to the Cartoon Network where it gained a loyal following of fans after it's cancellation.

Source: Aint It Cool News


Fazer said...

This was fantastic news when I read it in the morning. There was so much more life left in the futurama vehicle, but fox chose to can it and continue pumping money into the long dead simpsons franchise.

I actually believe cartoon network will lose the rights to Futurama reruns next year and Comedy Central has already picked them up. So who knows how they will work it out. It would seem only right for Adult Swim to be involved somehow because it is pretty much responsible for the show coming back.

Anonymous said...

Who's going to be the guy that makes an entire channel of shows that fox prematurely dumped? This is really great news, and I agree, episode for episode the best animated comedy of all time.