Friday, July 31, 2009
The Toronto Star (of all places) has broken the news that Fox has finally worked out a deal for the cast of Futurama to return for the upcoming episodes on Comedy Central:
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 feature film.Wait... Upcoming feature film? That's the first I've heard of any such thing. I did a little Googling and can't find any film talk beyond the DVDs that were already released. I'm guessing the film reference is an error, but I'll keep my eyes peeled for more news just in case.
(Via Topless Robot.)
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