Futurama was the show that would not die. Cancelled by Fox after four seasons, it went on to have four direct-to-DVD films which seemed to give a final send off for the Planet Express crew. But then it went on to air a couple more seasons on Comedy Central before it had its truly definitive series finale in 2013.
That seems to be it for the hit animated sci-fi comedy right? Well according to co-creator David X. Cohen, on TV it is. Cohen recently participated on a Reddit AMA and revealed that there could be some more adventures happening elsewhere for Fry, Leela, Bender, and crew.
“There are no new TV episodes or movies in the pipeline at the moment… HOWEVER, here and now I promise a different avenue of exciting Futurama news later this summer, no kidding. Keep your expectations modest and you will be pleased, possibly. I am not allowed to say more or I will be lightly phasered.”
Now it is good to know that as far as TV goes, Futurama is truly done because I don’t think my heart can take another damn possible finale episode that plays with all of my emotions. But where else could Futurama go?
One option would be video games since there is the recently release mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow and I believe that this show would be capable of holding its own Telltale series given its character roster and clever writing.
Another film I doubt might happen, but there could be online digital shorts that many current animated series are doing. But I think logically it could best continue as a comic book. Plenty of properties have continued on with official canon comic book continuations such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. If there were to be an ongoing continuation of any kind for Futurama, comic books are the most logical choice as you can do some one-off little adventures and have some multi-issue arcs here and there. Plus, it would do a lot towards more world building.
How do you want Futurama to continue on? Who was your favorite character? What was your favorite episode? Let us know in the comments below!