Matt Groening released a “Futurama” double-length podcast episode today, which he created with David X. Cohen, and the “Futurama” writers. The new episode, which features the original cast and clocks in at 42-minutes, is now live at Nerdist.com, soundcloud.com, and Spotify, where it can be downloaded and listened to for free. OR JUST LISTEN BELOW!
Any existing “Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow” players out there have already been enjoying original content from the podcast, and new players can join the fun with exclusive episode content in-game, including a space mission to Junkleon 7, the deleted file planet.
The new Futurama podcast episode brings a long-awaited reunion of the Planet Express crew, including Fry, Bender, Leela, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg (why not Zoidberg?), Amy, and Hermes. Fans will also hear Borax Kid, Calculon, and the return of the popular robot soap opera, “All My Circuits”. In the story, while on a routine mission to Junkleon 7, the crew encounters Klaxxon, a nefarious life form composed entirely of soundwaves from 21st-century podcasts.
“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,” said Chris Hardwick. “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 episode came to life after the Futurama team was reunited to create original content for “Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow”. The experience was so positive and fan interest so strong 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 was integrated with the game for an extended digital experience.
“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,” said David X. Cohen. “Hooray for infinite loops!”
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow blends together simulation, combat, galactic exploration, and choose-your-own-adventure gameplay to bring the escapades of the Planet Express crew to life. Players will experience new stories from the writers of FUTURAMA that are filled to the brim with the wit, charm, and sci-fi hijinks that fans have come to know and love.
“It’s a new step for entertainment when a mobile game format can inspire original narrative content at this level,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. “Partnering with Matt Groening and his Curiosity Company to launch the mobile game, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and to be a part of the resulting double episode Podcast of original FUTURAMA content from Matt, David X. Cohen, Chris Hardwick, the show writers, and cast has been a great experience. The Jam City team has had a blast inspiring this new chapter in the FUTURAMA multiverse.”