Update 4:40 PM PST: HitFix’s Dan Fienberg says according to sources at 20th Century Fox, Billy West and John DiMaggio have not yet signed, but are close. However, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille are confirmed to have signed by the FOX source.
Could the stalemate finally be over for the “Futurama” cast?
According to The Toronto Star, the voice cast of “Futurama” have signed a new contract with FOX after weeks of intense and very public salary negotiations. The network had recently threatened to replace the original voices of the cult show and had gone so far as to announce a casting call for new actors.
The new agreement, which The Star reports found the studios and actors compromising on a new price, makes sense after Comedy Central announced 26 new episodes had been ordered. It’s unclear, but the deal may also take into account a planned upcoming feature film.
There is no official comment from FOX, Comedy Central or the vocal talent a this time.
More updates on this story as they become available on HitFix.