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The Nerdist Podcast: The New FUTURAMA Episode (Feat. Chris Hardwick)
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The Nerdist Podcast: The New FUTURAMA Episode (Feat. Chris Hardwick)

Woop woop! It’s finally here: the double-length podcast episode of Futurama! Created by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, and the Futurama writers, the new episode features the original cast and our very own Chris Hardwick. If you’ve been playing along with Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, the mobile game from TinyCo (Jam City’s game studio), then you’ve already explored the exclusive episode content in-game, including a space mission to Junkleon 7, the deleted file planet! (If you haven’t played the game yet, you can download it and learn more about the new content right here.)

The new Futurama podcast episode finally reunites of the Planet Express crew, including Fry (Billy West), Bender (John DiMaggio), Leela (Katey Sagal), Professor Farnsworth (Billy West), Zoidberg (Billy West), Amy (Lauren Tom), and Hermes (Phil LaMarr)—plus Borax Kid, Calculon, and the return of the popular robot soap opera, “All My Circuits.” While on a routine mission to Junkleon 7, the crew encounters Klaxxon, a nefarious life form composed entirely of soundwaves from 21st-century podcasts. This sounds like a job for… The Nerdist Podcast!

Because not only does Chris Hardwick host and co-star in the new episode, he also helped bring this idea to life.

“Last year I cornered two fine gentlemen–Matt Groening & David X. Cohen–and pitched the idea of doing a new Futurama episode as a podcast/radio play because it’s one of my favorite things AND I NEED MORE OF IT,” Chris revealed. “Today I am drooling with unfiltered joy to say that a) it’s actually happening, b) I got to voice the villain (Klaxxon), and c) I’m a freaking head in a jar in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, a game I’ve been feverishly playing since it came out. Galaxies of thanks to Matt, David and TinyCo for acquiescing to the maniacal ravings of a well-meaning fanboy.”

The Futurama team had so much fun creating original content for the Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow game that Jam City and TinyCo collaborated with Matt Groening, writers from the show, and the cast to bring fans a brand-new Futurama podcast episode that plays directly into the game. “Futurama has set off a strangely sci-fi-ish paradox where the episodes inspired the Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow game, and now the game is inspiring new episodes,” shared Futurama head writer David X. Cohen. “Hooray for infinite loops!”

And because we love you, we have even more bonus content for you. Go behind-the-scenes with Billy West, Phil LaMarr, Chris Hardwick, and more with an inside look at the making of this very special episode!

Do you think this will usher in a new season of Futurama? Let us know what you think of the new episode on Twitter or in the comments below!

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