Devo are set to appear in the newly returning TV series ‘Futurama.’
The New Wave rockers will appear in the landmark 100th episode of the futuristic Matt Groening-penned animation, which had been cancelled in 2003.
The episode will see the band from Ohio fight for mutant rights, having mutated themselves over the years. Vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh will help lead the campaign to fight for the rights of the second-class mutants, a statement from the band read.
Much like ‘Futurama’ itself, Devo are staging a comeback of their own. This summer’s release of ‘Something for Everybody’ will be the band’s first output in 20 years, with a UK release date slated for June 14.
Their last album, released in 1990, was entitled ‘Smooth Noodle Maps’ and suffered poor album sales, with the band splitting up soon after.
Devo aren’t the first from the music world to guest on ‘Futurama,’ with the likes of Beck, Snoop Dogg and Coolio lending their voices and appearing on the series and its DVD spin offs.
Its sister show, ‘The Simpons,’ has a slightly more illustrious history of music-related guest stars, with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Mick Jagger, Aerosmith and Metallica all appearing in the series since its inception in 1989