Over the last week, several sources from within the animation business have indicated to us that there is renewed talk at FOX about bringing fresh Futurama content directly to DVD. We corroborated this with other sources close to the show before publishing the information.
The talk is of course still in a preliminary stage. Options reported to us include one or more Futurama movies in case of a go-ahead.
Even though Futurama is not sure to return and the likelihood of its return is currently unknown, this is the first time in the past few years that we have heard of Futurama being discussed at the upper levels of FOX. They'll likely have a good look at the sales of the upcoming Futurama Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection.
Yay! Although, looking at the Robot Maniac Fun collection to determine the fate of Futurama? Can we be more stupid here? "Hmm, all the episodes are out on DVD, let's see how much a collection of already-released material sells to see if we'll make more!"
Stupid, stupid rat creatures!