Fry, Leela, and Bender are coming back! Hulu has announced that the show will be airing its first episode in ten years this July.
The streaming platform recently released a new trailer for Futurama revealing its premiere date. The new episodes for the beloved sci-fi animated series will make its debut on July 24. New episodes will be coming every Monday with each season consisting of 10 episodes.
Hulu has announced that it commissioned a total of 20 episodes back in February. There's some confusion among viewers about the number of Seasons for the show, specifically whether or not it will be Season 8 or Season 11.
This will be the second time that the show will be brought back since Futurama first aired in 1999. The animated series had a run of four seasons on Fox before being canceled. Cartoon Network picked up the show as part of its Adult Swim lineup before being acquired by Comedy Central.
Four direct-to-video films for Futurama were produced and later re-edited by Comedy Central as Season 5. The network would broadcast two more seasons of the animated series consisting of 26 episodes each. Comedy Central canceled the show after the seventh season with the last episode airing on September 4, 2013.
The synopsis for the new season reads, "New viewers will be able to pick up the series from here, while long-time fans will recognize payoffs to decades-long mysteries – including developments in the epic love story of Fry and Leela, the mysterious contents of Nibbler’s litter box, the secret history of evil Robot Santa, and the whereabouts of Kif and Amy’s tadpoles. Meanwhile, there’s a whole new pandemic in town as the crew explores the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV."
The original voice actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman are all returning for the new season of Futurama. DiMaggio, best known for being the voice of Bender, was originally not included in the cast of the revival. However, the actor announced in March that he was returning to the series.
The animated sci-fi comedy series was created by The Simpsons maker Matt Groening. He developed Futurama with David X. Cohen in the mid-1990s. The pair serve as executive producers of the show alongside Ken Keeler and Claudia Katz. The animation for the series is being provided by Rough Draft Studios with 20th Television Animation being the studio behind the series.
Futurama will be making its return on Hulu on July 24.