It’s beginning to look as if those rumors last month about the possible return of Futurama weren’t just rumors.
The New York Post reports the animated series, which was canceled by FOX in 2003, will return by 2008 with 13 new episodes on Comedy Central. The rumors initially were confirmed Tuesday night by actress Katey (Leela) Segal during an appearance on The Late Late Show.
Further confirmation came last night at TV Squad, when actor John (Bender) DiMaggio posted this message: “WE’RE COMING BACK! Billy, Katey, Maurice, and myself (as well as the other cast members) are looking forward to (mid-to-late) July to start getting into the studio and record new episodes. Thanks for all the support and digging the show all these years! Bite my shiny metal ass!! And I’m out!!!!!!!!”
According to E! Online, this is part of a larger deal Comedy Central made last year when it bought syndication rights to Futurama‘s 72 episodes.
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Hellboy: Sword of Storms details
Fangoria has an actual screen image from the animated Hellboy: Sword of Storms, which is set to debut in October on Cartoon Network.
Although the Hellboy Animated blog has shown character designs and production art, I think this is the first time we’ve seen a completed shot as it will appear on television.
Fangoria also has the plot synopsis for the direct-to-DVD movie, which is steeped in Japanese mythology.
Ron Perlman and Selma Blair lend their voices to Hellboy and Liz Sherman.