November 28, 2001 at 7:36 PM EST - Updated July 1 at 10:05 PM
Matt Groening, the multiple-Emmy Award-winning creator and executive producer of THE SIMPSONS, rockets into the next millennium with the second season of the visually rich animated series FUTURAMA. We're not in Springfield anymore. We're in New New York City, a thousand years from now, and it's like no future you've ever imagined. Fry (voiced by Billy West) was a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life was going nowhere. After accidentally freezing himself on December 31, 1999, he woke up 1,000 years in the future with a chance to make a fresh start. Finding his great, great, great...grand nephew, he went to work for the Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service that transports packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companions include the delivery ship's captain, Leela (voiced by Katey Sagal), a beautiful one-eyed female alien who kicks some serious butt (despite her depth-perception problems), and Bender (voiced by John DiMaggio), a robot with very human flaws including, but not limited to, drinking, smoking, kleptomania and a penchant for robot pornography (which consists mainly of circuit diagrams). Matt Groening is creator and executive producer of FUTURAMA. He developed the show with former SIMPSONS writer David X. Cohen, who is also an executive producer of the series. FUTURAMA is a Curiosity Company production in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.
SERIES PREMIERE: March 28, 1999
VOICE CAST: Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg and others) Katey Sagal (Leela) John DiMaggio (Bender and others) Tress MacNeille (Mom and others) Maurice LaMarche (Kif and others) Phil LaMarr (Hermes and others) Lauren Tom (Amy and others) Dave Herman (Mayor Poopenmeyer and others)