Neogotiations between the original voices of "Futurama"—John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Katey Sagal, and Billy West—and 20th Century Fox TV to have them star in the animated show when it returns to TV next year have broken down, Variety reports.
Thus 20th has put out a casting call to replace the voices in case agreements with the original stars cannot be reached, Variety said..
According to the article, "It’s believed that the "Futurama" cast members were asking for around $75,000 per episode; it was not clear what 20th was offering. Calls to the voice stars’ reps were not immediately returned."
Variety said the studio also put out a call for replacement voices for "The Simpsons" during the last round of negotiations with the voice actors in that show. The originals eventually signed contracts for that show.
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