With the recent release of the iOS game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow -- featuring voices from the original series' cast and brand-new animation -- fans have been eager for more Futurama goodness. Well, they may be in luck, as Futurama executive producer David X. Cohen recently stated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread that an announcement is imminent surrounding the fan-favorite animated series.
“There are no new TV episodes or movies in the pipeline at the moment," Cohen wrote in a post. "“HOWEVER, here and now I promise a different avenue of exciting Futurama news later this summer, no kidding. Keep your expectations modest and you will be pleased, possibly. I am not allowed to say more or I will be lightly phasered.”
Having debuted in 1999 on FOX and created by The Simpsons mastermind Matt Groening, Futurama ran until its cancellation on the network in 2003. It would find new life in syndication as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block, where the series garnered a sizeable fan base, eventually spurring the release of four direct-to-video movies -- Bender’s Big Score, The Beast With A Billion Backs, Bender’s Game and Into the Wild Green Yonder -- before it would be revived by Comedy Central for another run. The series has spawned comic series and video games, in addition to the recently-released mobile game.