Jam City (via its game studio TinyCo), FoxNext Games and Matt Groening are expanding the Futurama universe with a double-length podcast episode, arriving on Nerdist, SoundCloud and Spotify on September 14.
Created by Groening, David X. Cohen and the animated series’ writers, the 42-minute audio adventure feature the original cast and is tied into the mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, which has already been treating players to original content from the podcast and in-game exclusives, like a mission to “Junkleon 7,” the deleted file planet.
“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 Cohen. “Hooray for infinite loops!”
The podcast is a stellar reunion of the Planet Express crew, including Fry, Bender, Leela, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Amy, and Hermes—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. Can the crew save Earth from Klaxxon’s harmful soundwaves? To find out more, download the podcast and discover for yourself!
“Last year I cornered two fine gentlemen — Matt Groening and 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 Nerdist CEO 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.”