For some time there has been talk that due to strong DVD sales for the show, Futurama would be resurrected for some direct to DVD releases of new material. Family Guy fans might remember this was the initial plan for that show as well, but it was decided to go the extra step and commission more episodes for TV. Well it turns out Futurama might be up for this same treatment, depending on how reputable you think Billy West, voice of Fry, is. Yesterday on his website’s (billywest.com) forum, Billy left this message:
“I’m this close to selling my show–”Billy Bastard–Amateur Human Being,” And the other good news is that they’re doing 26 new episodes of ”Futurama” for TV and we’re hammering out the deal now.The original plan was to have the DVD’s first but that’s no longer the case. I’m totaly (sic) jammed dude. Greetings from the year 3000! It still sucks! Billy”.
While I’d suggest Futurama fans avoid dancing in the street just yet, I’d say hearing this from Billy himself is a very good sign. Keep your fingers crossed, gang.» Related Link: Billy West Forum