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.
The crossover was first made known around the time that the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover, which also airs this fall, was first announced. This week, Simpsons producer Al Jean confirmed the Futurama episode at a Television Critics Association panel this past weekend.
In the episode Bender is sent back in time to kill Bart Simpson, who did something that severely messes up the future. Futurama voice cast Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, and Tress MacNeille will be featured in the episode.
It’s no secret that Groening and co-developer and executive producer David X. Cohenstill have hopes that some other network or streaming service will pick up Futurama for new episodes in the future. Hopefully, if its popularity alone isn’t enough to make this happen, this crossover episode with The Simpsons will boost the chances.