The reports of Futurama‘s death have been greatly exaggerated. While the fan-favorite sci-fi series is no longer gracing our airwaves, Nerdist partnered with Jam City’s game studio TinyCo (the creators of the addictive new Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow mobile game) to create a brand new episode of Futurama, written by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, and the Futurama writers in the form of a double-sized Nerdist Podcast episode!
The epic radio drama reunited the show’s original cast—Fry (Billy West), Bender (John DiMaggio), Leela (Katey Sagal), Professor Farnsworth ( Billy West), Zoidberg (Billy West), Amy (Lauren Tom), and Hermes (Phil LaMarr)—and featured special guest star Chris Hardwick in an epic audio adventure. By now, you’ve likely crammed this delightful new podcast into your earholes faster than Fry can eat a gas station sandwich, but what was the making-of this one-of-a-kind podcast actually like? Good news, everyone! We captured exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the show’s cast and creators to show you how the Slurm is made…by which we mean how this brand new Futurama episode came to life.
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If you haven’t heard the new episode of Futurama on the Nerdist Podcast, click right here! What was your favorite moment of the new episode? Let us know in the comments below, and download Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow to enjoy even more exclusive episode content in-game.
MORE FROM FUTURAMA:
- The essential Futurama episodes you should revisit.
- Listen to Billy West and John DiMaggio on previous episodes of The Nerdist Podcast.
- Could a Futurama scheme stop global warming?
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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter ( @DanCasey).