Futurama is coming back, just not as a TV show or movie

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Jul 7, 2017, 5:23 PM EDT (Updated)

The animated series Futurama (1999-2003; 2010-2013) was one of sci-fi’s best sitcoms, and although it had a terrific seven-year run, plus four films, I’d be more than happy to have more Fry and Leela beamed directly to my eyeballs. It's clear I'm not the only one: Futurama’s head writer and producer, David X. Cohen, has said that the crew of Planet Express may have another chance to deliver solid comedy …

… but not on television or films.

According to NME, David X. Cohen told Reddit.

“There are no new TV episodes or movies in the pipeline at the moment,” he said. “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.”

Even though TV and movies are the typical means of delivering entertainment, they’re far from the only options here in the 21st century. Futurama can live again (or shall I say “get reanimated?” because frankly that’s hilarious), perhaps as a web series. Or a comic book. Or a video game.

Either way, any chance for new Futurama is a chance to get more Morbo into your life. And who doesn’t want more Morbo? (Answer: Puny humans, that's who.)

(Via NME)

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