Excited about the return of Futurama to our television screens? Prepare to lose that feeling: Fox have apparently cut the original voices of Fry, Leela, Bender and many other characters from the revival and are about to recast the roles.
Forces of Geek caught the mention of the recasting from Facebook of all places, but apparently Billy West, Katy Sagal John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and Maurice LaMarche are all to be replaced by new voice actors when the show returns, presumably in an effort to keep costs low. The site also has a copy of the Fox casting call for auditions, which lists Fry, Leela, Bender, the Professor, Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Kif and Mom (of Mom's Friendly Robot Company) as needing new actors.
Way to cut the fan rejoicing over the renewed series short, Fox.
Is FOX Planning to Recast Futurama? [Forces of Geek]