Futurama Cast Saved From Axe

August 3, 2009 by  
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We’re never quite sure why Fox makes half the decisions it does, but at least we now know they’re not totally mental.  Recently, the studio were struggling to keep the cast of Futurama happy and a pay dispute eventually led to Fox firing the lot of them.

The core cast members: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille, were all being let go despite fans’ uproar at the decision to recast existing characters.

But now Fox have gotten their act together and are offering the cast a deal; more money, just not as much as they asked for.  This nice little compromise means that production can begin on the latest season that has been ordered for Comedy Central.

There will be 26 more episodes and with the cast tentatively back in employment we’re just waiting for the piss-take episode about contracts and pay rows.

We’re also wondering how many fans must have been involved in the kidnapping of a Fox executive in order to settle this little ‘misunderstanding’.