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‘Futurama’ Revival: Bender Not Returning, Read John DiMaggio’s Statement

exhibition about the future Voice actor John DiMaggiowho was absent from the list of returning cast members for the Hulu revival who surprised fans earlier this month, elaborated on his current decision not to return as Bender.

On February 9, Hulu orders a 20-episode revival of David X. Cohen and Matt Groening’s beloved animated series, will welcome the return of some of the original voice actors including Billy West as Fry and Katey Sagal as Leela. At the time, a source told our sister site Diversity that the producers “hope” DiMaggio will return with the shrewd Bender voice acting, but acknowledged that the role may need a re-enactment.

Deadline then reported that contract negotiations were stalled due to DiMaggio’s absence: Although he is said to have received an offer matching the one made to West and Sagal to return their own, DiMaggio felt it was “non-competitive” based on exhibition about the futureprevious success and name recognition. The Hulu revival was later announced without DiMaggio on board.

“Just to be clear, I don’t think I alone deserve to be paid more. I think the entire cast does the same,” DiMaggio states in a statement was posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “Negotiation is a natural part of program business. Everyone has a different strategy and different boundaries. ‘Their prices.’ Some accepted the offer, some stood their ground.”

The actor went on to call Bender “a part of my soul,” adding that “there’s nothing about this that’s disrespectful to the fans or to me.” exhibition about the future family. It’s about self-esteem. And honestly, getting tired of an industry becoming too corporate and taking advantage of artists [sic] time and talent. However, he concluded that he is “still hoping for the best” regarding the possibility of a return to the show.

exhibition about the future originally aired for four seasons on Fox from 1999 to 2003; Five years after its initial cancellation, Comedy Central revived the series for three more seasons (2008–13). Production on the Hulu revival begins later this month, with new episodes slated for 2023.

https://tvline.com/2022/02/16/futurama-revival-bender-not-returning-john-dimaggio-statement/ ‘Futurama’ Revival: Bender Not Returning, Read John DiMaggio’s Statement

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