Everyone’s favorite galactic delivery crew is heading back to the small screen. Creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen are getting their second triumphant return to television with almost the entire original voice cast. The voice behind the foul-mouthed Bender, John DiMaggio, is still finalizing a deal to return but is expected to sign. DiMaggio’s return would get the band back together for one last ride?
Futurama has been the equivalent of the Rolling Stones with multiple farewell tours, but unable to hang up the tights. FOX canceled the futuristic comedy in 2003, only to be revived by Comedy Central after commissioning four direct-to-DVD feature-length Futurama scripts. The success pushed Comedy Central to order two more seasons in 2010 and then canceled the series after season seven.
The last time we saw Planet Express crew was in a short scene on Matt Groening’s Netflix series Disenchantment, teasing a potential crossover episode. On the news, Groening told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s a true honor to announce the triumphant return of Futurama one more time before we get canceled abruptly again.”
Many fans have listed the animated series as their “comfort show.” With everything going on in the world, we could use a visit from our friends Fry, Leela, Bender, Amy, Professor Farnsworth, Hermes, and yes, even Dr. Zoidberg despite the smell.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter