Futurama, the animated series created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, set a thousand years in the future, is returning to our TV screens at long last.
The series was cancelled by Fox after just four seasons. In 2007, Fox announced a deal with Comedy Central to air reruns of the original series as well as sixteen new re-cut episodes of the recently completed Futurama DVD movies. Despite fan demand for new episodes and positive DVD sales there was still much uncertainty as to whether the show would be given the go-ahead and finally be resurrected from the dreaded pit of TV hiatus.
After years of watching, waiting and re-watching it seems the improbable has happened. Futurama returns next summer on Comedy Central with a massive twenty-six episode run planned! There’s more to the announcement, but right now I couldn’t be happier. Futurama is one of my favourite animated series and I’m sure I’ll have plenty more to discuss as we get closer to the show’s long awaited return. Be sure to check back for more “tales of interest”.