Disturbing bit of news coming out of ForcesOfGeek and The A.V. Club about the return of Futurama.  Disturbing in that it might be without the voices we all know and love.  From ForcesOfGeek:  According to no less than cast members John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and
Maurice LaMarche on their Facebook pages, a casting notice has gone out
to replace actors DiMaggio, LaMarche, Billy West and Katy Sagal.

A casting sheet has apparently already gone out to the tune of something as follows:

Thursday, Jul. 16, 2009, 5:54 PM Pacific

FUTURAMA
Voice Over
Episodic
1/2 hour animated comedy for Twentieth Century Fox Television
SAG


Creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen
Casting Director: Scott Muller
Shoot/Start Date: August
Pay Rate: TBD
Location: Los Angeles

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY
OR
FOR SUBMISSION OF AUDIO ONLY (MP3S ON CD PLEASE) KING OF THE HILL
ATTN: SCOTT MULLER
15821 VENTURA BLVD.
ENCINO, CA
91436

VOICE AUDITIONS MAY BE SENT IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

1. MP3 AUDIO AUDITIONS ONLINE IN WHATEVER MEANS IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU.

2. MP3 AUDIO AUDITIONS ON CD.

3.EMAILED
AS ATTACHMENTS TO: FUTURAMA@SCOTTMULLERCASTING.COM (NOTE: PLEASE USE
THIS METHOD SPARINGLY, ATTACHMENTS NOT TO EXCEED 5 MB) AUDITIONS SHOULD
BE SENT ASAP AS WE WILL BE MOVING QUICKLY. PRODUCER SESSIONS WILL BE
HELD AT A DATE TBD.

We are starting casting immediately for
Futurama, a half-hour animated comedy created by Matt Groening and
David X. Cohen. Descriptions of these established characters follow,
along with links to clips of previous episodes for reference.


SERIES REGULAR ROLES:

[ PHILIP J. FRY (FRY) ]
Fry,
a 20th century slacker, works as a pizza delivery boy. On December
21st, 1999, he is cryogenically frozen and wakes up 1000 years in the
future in the city of New New York. Through a series of events, Fry
tracks down his great (x30) nephew Professor Hubert Farnsworth and
lands a job at the Professors Planet Express delivery company as a
delivery boy. Fry bunks with Planet Expresss beer-swilling robot,
Bender. Fry is constantly trying to win the heart of Leela, the
companys ship captain…SERIES REGULAR

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=164702&title=flashback-freeze (Episode 5ACV03)

[ TURANGA LEELA (LEELA) ]
Leela,
a sexy Cyclops, is the captain of the Planet Express delivery ship.
Leela is in charge of every company mission, having her hands full
keeping Fry and Bender in line. Her early years were spent in an
orphanage where she was a bit of an outcast for having one eye. She
took up kickboxing and other similar sports to make up for the lack of
friends. She still has problems with men and often gets jealous of Amys
(her co-worker) popularity among the opposite sex. She has a soft spot
for Fry but is unsure of anything further than that, due to Frys clumsy
advances…SERIES REGULAR

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=162824&title=leelas-timeline (Episode 4ACV02)

[ BENDER BENDING RODRIQUEZ (BENDER) ]
Bender,
a cigar-smoking, booze-guzzling, kleptomaniac robot, had a successful
career in bending girders but tired to kill himself when he found out
the girders were being used for suicide booths. He was saved by Fry and
later took a job at Planet Express. To be able to function properly,
Bender needs the chemical energy from alcohol. Excessive drinking is
mandatory or he will become sober and unable to control his body.
Magnets stuck to his head make him sing like a folk singer…SERIES
REGULAR

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=188899&title=bender-the-drone (Episode 5ACV05)

[ PROFESSOR HUBERT FARNSWORTH (PROFESSOR) ]
Professor
Hubert Farnsworth is the owner of the Planet Express delivery company,
which he uses to fund his strange scientific experiments. He also
lectures at Mars University on the mathematics of quantum neutrino
fields (he made up the name so no one would dare take the course). He
is technically 160 years old, but to avoid being picked up by the
sunset squad and taken to the near death star he says he is only
150…SERIES REGULAR

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=217636&title=back-in-action (Episode 5ACV01)

[ DR. JOHN ZOIDBERG (ZOIDBERG) ]
Dr.
Zoidberg, a lobster-like alien, left his home planet of Decapod 10 to
become a rich doctor but instead became the Planet Express staff doctor
(doesnt pay so well). Zoidberg, who is usually shunned by the rest of
the Planet Express crew, is always in search of his next meal. His
skill as a surgeon, and basic knowledge of human anatomy, are often
called into question. He secretly desires to become a stand-up
comedian…SERIES REGULAR

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=147743&title=love-lessons (Episode 2ACV05)

FUTURAMA RECURRING ROLES:

[ MOM ]
Mom
is the very old, very rich, very ruthless founder of Moms Friendly
Robot Company. She has three sons: Walt, Larry, and Igner, who work for
the company and help Mom do her dirty work. Many years ago, Farnsworth
worked for Moms Friendly Robot Company, and they had a fling, which
ended when Mom kept turning Farnsworths cute inventions into mad,
killing machines…RECURRING

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=147736&title=mothers-day (Episode 2ACV14)

[ ZAPP BRANNIGAN ]
Zapp
Brannigan is a 25-star General of the Democratic Order of Planets and
has been responsible for several successful wars including a triumph
over the pacifists of the Ghandi Nebula. He is always accompanies on
mission by his hapless assistant Kif Kroker. Behind all his bravado he
is a wimp who is not very intelligent. He once slept with Leela, a fact
hat he constantly reminds her of…RECURRING

http://www.hulu.com/watch/60311/futurama-zapp-in-the-shower (Episode 2ACV17)

[ KIF KROKER (KIF) ]
Kif
Kroker is a hard working, long suffering alien Lieutenant of the DOOP
who does all the hard work and takes the rap for problems usually
caused by Zapp Brannigan (his superior officer). Zapp considers Kif to
be his most loyal friend however, Kif in fact views Zapp as an
imbecile. He is smitten with his current girlfriend Amy. He has no
bones and is supported by a system of inflated bladders…RECURRING


http://www.hulu.com/watch/4471/futurama-kif-is-pregnant (Episode 4ACV01)

Thanks to Michael for the tip.