Original Futurama Cast Confirmed for Show's Return (Again)
Back in June, 20th Century Fox confirmed that new episodes of Futurama, which was canceled in 2003, would be hitting Comedy Central airwaves in 2010, and that all the original cast members would be back to provide the characters' voices. A month later, the announcement was amended, and Variety reported that a casting call went out for new actors to provide the voices for the revival. We haven't been so caught up in a will-they-or-won't-they since watching the awkward chemistry between George-Michael Bluth and his cousin Maeby on Arrested Development.
But finally, Fox has given us an answer on Futurama: They will.
The cast reportedly asked Fox for $75,000 per person per episode to return, which the company could not afford. The final number is believed to be under $40,000, but still above what Fox originally offered the stars, according to Variety.
But the payment debacle doesn't seem to have damaged the relationship between cast and crew. "We are thrilled to have our incredible cast back," the show's creators, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, said in a statement. "The call has already gone out to the animators to put the mouths back on the characters."
News: Futurama May Return to Fox