A New “Futurama” Episode – But It’s A Podcast

The original cast of beloved animated series “Futurama” has returned in a 42-minute podcast episode now available free online at several locations including Spotify, Soundcloud and The Nerdist.

Created as part of the “Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow” mobile game, series creator Matt Groening helmed the episode which was also made with series head writer and executive producer David X. Cohen, and the original team of writers.

After the team was reunited to create original content for the mobile game, fan interest was enough that game creators Jam City and TinyCo collaborated with the group to create a new episode that was integrated with the game.

In the episode, and while on a routine mission to Junkleon 7, the crew encounters Klaxxon (Chris Hardwick), a nefarious life form composed entirely of soundwaves from 21st-century podcasts. The crew must then save Earth from Klaxxon.

The series first aired in 1999 and wrapped up its run in 2013.