GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE — FUTURAMA IS SAVED
Los Angeles, Calif.-The Star has learned exclusively that the voice
cast of Futurama has just signed a new contract with Fox after weeks of
intense salary negotiations.
As late as last week, the network
was threatening to replace the original voices of Matt Groening’s
cult-hit cartoon, to the point of actually announcing a casting call
for voice actors to replace them.
The compromise agreement, with
the studio paying more and the actors accepting less, comes after the
announcement of a 26-episode pick-up here by Comedy Central. Futurama
also airs internationally in syndication, has produced four bestselling
straight-to-DVD movies (later cut into episodes) and an upcoming
Look, I don’t know why the Toronto Star would have this news, but I’ve never heard them to just make shit up like many of the British “papers” do. So… FUCK AND YES. THANK YOU, SWEET ZOMBIE JESUS. And thanks to John S. for the amazing tip.