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Hulu Greenlights Futurama Revival

BY Brandon

Published 2 years ago

Hulu Greenlights Futurama Revival

While Disney+ may have The Simpsons, Hulu has managed to order the revival of one other beloved Matt Groening property.

Variety reports that Hulu has ordered 20 new episodes of Futurama, Groening’s (and David X. Cohen’s) animated series following a pizza delivery boy that finds himself in the year 3000 thanks to a cryogenic freezing accident. The series started in 1999 and ran for four seasons on Fox before it found new life in 2008 on Comedy Central, ending in 2013. Now almost a decade later, Fry and the rest of the Planet Express gang are coming back.

Original voice actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman have all been confirmed to reprise their roles for the show. One name that hasn’t been confirmed yet though, is John DiMaggio, who voices the dirty robot Bender. For now, it seems that DiMaggio is negotiating his contract, but if things don’t push through, the role would have to be recast.

If anything, DiMaggio is being very positive about his return, and posted this on Twitter:

While The Simpsons and Groening’s Disenchantment have found themselves waning when it comes to popular culture, Futurama still manages to stay alive thanks to memes and jokes that make the rounds online. We don’t know where this new series will go yet, but hopefully Cohen and Groening have some ideas for a whopping 20 episodes. Cohen says, “I’m thrilled to have another chance to think about the future… or really anything other than the present.”

Futurama is looking to come back to Hulu sometime in 2023.


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