Futurama to Recast... Everyone

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Futurama is, indeed, coming back to the air.

But this Comedy Central version will sound different than the one fans fell in love with on Fox.

The cartoon is recasting the major voice roles for the show; yes, every single one.

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This means no more Billy West (Fry, Professor, and Ziodberg), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, among others) and Tress MacNeil (Mom, and several others).

Fox released a statement that said:

"We love the Futurama voice performers and absolutely wanted to use them, but unfortunately, we could not meet their salary demands. While replacing these talented actors will be difficult, the show must go on. We are confident that we will find terrific new performers to give voice to Matt and David's brilliantly subversive characters."

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That's too bad. I can hear the purists turning off their televisions right now. But if it's still Matt Groening's show and if there still are a lot of talented writers and they find decent replacements, it'll have a shot at being accepted by the faithful. Futurama was probably my favorite cartoon show and I'm glad that they're bring it back.

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noooo...OK Listen please....Actors guys cmon...give it one season and then ask for higher salaries PLEASEEEE.

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Futurama Quotes

Singer: Call Robo-Rooter when you flush your towel.
Plumber-bot: And we can also help with an impacted bowel!

Little: Hello and welcome to a remarkable championship bout. Destructor, a robotic armoured tank, whose very use at battle has been ruled a war crime, versus Gender Bender, who wears a pink tutu. This is Rich Little, imitating Howard Cosell, here at ringside with George Foreman. George, a word in edgewise?
Foreman: This could be the most one-sided fight since 1973 when Ali faced an 80-foot tall mechanical Joe Frazier. M-My memory's not what it used to be but I think the entire Earth was destroyed.
Little: Interesting, if true. The Vegas odds tonight stand at an unprecedented 1000-0; a bet of $0 on Bender pays $1000 if he wins. Still, very few takers.
Foreman: It's not-not a smart bet.