AVC: Do you feel as if, this time, you’ve finally gotten to end the show on your own terms?
DXC: Yes. And, you know, other times, when we’ve written the episode, thinking that it’s the end, I’ve always thought, “If only we could have gone a few more seasons, we could have had a long and successful run, and we could have done everything we wanted to do.” But it always felt a little bit as if we were getting cut off at the knees, even though we had an episode that I thought worked well as a finale. This time, I can feel like we made it. Over the course of 14 years, we did seven seasons, 140 episodes, if you count the DVD movies. If someone came up to you when the series was starting and said, “What if I told you your series will run seven seasons, 140 episodes,” I think you’d say, “Sign me up!”
The final episode of #Futurama airs tonight at 10/9c, preceded and followed by #FuturamaLive!, a live-streamed video chat, moderated by Chris Hardwick, with the show’s creators and cast. @nerdist
To commemorate Fututama’s last huzzah, co-developer/executive producer/head writer David X. Cohen reminisced with us about 10 key scenes from the show’s history - take a look.
And don’t forget to watch Futurama Live!, before and after tonight’s show, hosted by Chris Hardwick.
If you want to know how passionate Futurama's fan base is, you only need to look at the seemingly endless output of top-notch fan art surrounding the show. From tattoos to cakes to cosplays and beyond, few can match the dedication and prolificacy of Futurama fan-artists.
As we look ahead to tonight’s series finale, we’ve compiled just a small handful of our favorites from over the years. You can see a lot more here.
Chris Hardwick to Moderate Futurama Finale Pre and Post-Show Chats!
The series finale of Futurama airs next Wednesday, but you won’t have to say goodbye alone. The episode will be preceded and followed by Futurama Live!, a pair of live-streamed video chats featuring creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, cast members Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr and Lauren Tom, writer Patric M. Verrone and animator Pete Avanzino.
The pre-show kicks off at 9:30/8:30c and the post-show starts at 10:30/9:30c. Both installments of Futurama Live! will be moderated by Chris Hardwick and will stream on the Futurama site and the Nerdist YouTube Channel.
Zoidberg finds love on tonight’s new Futurama!