In the first edition of Comedy Central’s Countdown to Futurama podcast, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen dish out some spoilers and some production drawings from the first episode of the upcoming season, which premieres June 20. Let’s take a look at what we can expect:
Wanda Sykes guest stars in the premiere as the voice of Bev (that’s
her it to the right), the new Planet Express soda machine. In what will likely go as awry as Bender’s brief fling with the Planet Express ship, Bender strikes up a relationship with Bev. More alarmingly, Bender impregnates Bev (somehow) and fathers an adorable robot baby named Ben. Ben seems to fare better with his dad than Bender’s first born, joining him on a father-son bank robbery.
Keeping in the show’s tradition of futurized pop culture satire, episode two involves the Planet Express crew and the world at large preparing for doomsday- according to an ancient Martian calendar, the world is predicted to end in 3012. Below, we see Fry and Lee on the Planet Express balcony awaiting an oncoming firestorm.
Speaking of Fry and Leela, fans were happy to see the two finally get together in last season’s “Overclockwise” after a season of uncertainty. Will Fry find a way to sabotage it? Does Bender have what it takes to make it as a father? Also, what will become of “Slurm Loko?” Will the FDA step in and take all the good stuff out of it? We’ll find out!
Check out the podcast here and tune in to the double-episode premiere on June 20 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. And sketches of the bank robbey and Ben are below!