Netflix has ordered 20 additional episodes of Disenchantment, the latest animated series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening.
This means that, in addition to the first 10 episodes that arrived this past summer and the previously ordered 10 episodes set to arrive in 2019, 20 more episodes of the show will also be arriving in 2020 and 2021.
Click on over to the other side for the full announcement and more info on the show, as well as a promo video for the new episodes.
About a month ago we saw the first trailer for Disenchantment. The animated fantasy comedy series is the latest from none other than Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama.
That trailer was just a teaser, sadly, offering only a teeny tiny peek at the new show. But thankfully we didn’t have to wait long to see more. At San Diego Comic-Con a new trailer was unveiled. This time around it’s an official trailer, which gives us a much better look at how Groening’s latest title is looking.
You can find a little bit more info on Disenchantment in the form of a synopsis, find out some of the actors who voice the characters (including a few names which will no doubt make Groening’s many fans very happy), and check out the official trailer along with a recently released poster below.
While it’s not the full resurrection fans are hoping will one day happen again, and it’s not that 3D remake we saw recently, it has been announced that Futurama will indeed live again…for at least one day.
In something you’d think would have happened a long, long time ago, the characters of Futurama will appear in a crossover episode of The Simpsons this November 9th. Both series were created by Matt Groening, so it makes all the sense in the world to have the two animated worlds meet up; it just took a while.
UPDATE #2: I was able to hear back from Fox again, and was told that Billy West and John DiMaggio did indeed sign on along with everyone else. Futurama is back, folks!
UPDATE: The trades are reporting that all of the cast members, including West and DiMaggio, have signed new deals. As I said earlier, someone from Fox told me directly that only the three actors were confirmed so far, and I haven’t heard anything since then, but the big boys seem to have heard differently, so it all seems legit. Rejoice!
Earlier today, the news that we had all been waiting for was announced: the original voice cast had been signed for the upcoming new 26-episode run of Futurama. The news was initially reported by The Star, but has since changed up a bit: I contacted someone at Fox who confirms that Katey Sagal (Leela Turanga), Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker/Hedonismbot/Morbo/Donbot/Clamps), and Tress MacNeille (Mom) had all officially signed on. This of course means that the biggest name of them all, Billy West (Philip J. Fry/Dr. John Zoidberg/Prof. Hubert Farnsworth/Zapp Brannigan), and John DiMaggio (Bender Bending Rodriguez) — who admitted that he was confident all cast would return at Comic Con — had not yet signed on, but it is hoped that an agreement will be reached with the rest of the cast soon.