Monday, January 23, 2006

Futurama update

Futurama's Back: Four Movies Greenlit!
January 21st, 2006

Billy West, voice of Phillip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, and others, today confirmed via his website forum that new episodes of Futurama have been greenlit by FOX. The word from executive producer David X. Cohen was delivered to West today, with four straight-to-DVD full-length features ordered, obviously with the possibility of more or even a series revival depending on how those sell. The show's production crew is expected to get back together and start recording the new material at the end of July or August this year.

While news of a direct-to-DVD release was confirmed in July last year, very little has been heard on the topic and we suspect even the show's creators were even in the dark over details. The Simpsons Channel will endeavor to keep you informed on the latest Futurama news despite our Simpsons focus.


JPX said...

I actually liked Futurama, but I'm not too psyched about the whole "full-length movie" thing, that never works. Even the Family Guy "movie" grew tiresome.

Octopunk said...

I agree. If they want to see if the market's still out there, they shouldn't switch formats.