New Futurama news about old Futurama news
Matt Groening has clarified the future of Futurama. As previously reported, it will be returning as a series of four films. As also previously reported, it will be returning as a new season of episodes on Comedy Central. To whit:
We're writing them as movies and then we're going to chop them up, reconfigure them, write new material and try to make them work as separate episodes. Chopped up is an indelicate way of putting it but we are doing them as movies and then we are reconfiguring them and writing new material and narration and this that and the other so that they'll stand on their own as episodes.
There's not much else at the link above, but Groening does have more to say if you're interested. At least now we know what exactly is happening, and I, for one, am glad to have the series of four films to look forward to. Somehow that's more appealing to me than a fifth season.