Futurama Revival Announced for Hulu With Most of the Original Cast

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Feb 13, 2022, 6:26:49 PM2/13/22
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Futurama is being revived, again! This time Hulu has ordered 20 new
episodes of the sci-fi animated comedy.

Producer David X. Cohen and creator Matt Groening have signed on to
bring its beloved animated series centered around a space delivery crew
in the year 3000 back on the air. Original voice members Billy West,
Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil
LaMarr, and David Herman are all set to reprise their roles.

Variety reports that John DiMaggio, who voiced Bender, is not currently
attached. However, producers are “hopeful” DiMaggio will sign back on
with the series otherwise the role will be recast.

Hulu’s revival of Futurama is set to begin production this month with
plans for a 2023 premiere. Creator Matt Groening calls it a “true honor
to announce the triumphant return of Futurama one more time before we
get canceled abruptly again.”

Futurama first aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003. The series starred a
pizza delivery boy named Fry who was cryogenically frozen only to be
awoken in the year 3000. After the series ended its original run four
direct-to-DVD movies were produced and then re-aired as a new season.
Comedy Central then revived Futurama in 2010 before ending again.

Futurama is considered one of the best adult animated sitcoms in TV
history, embracing the ridiculousness of sci-fi as well as its heart.
Futurama paid respects to the classic sci-fi shows of its time,
particularly Star Trek, but also forged its own path in the genre.

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Let's go Brandon!

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