Futurama is the cult classic that just won’t stay dead. The streaming service Hulu is reviving it for at least a 20 episode run.
The revival after a 10 year hiatus, reunites the entire voice cast, including Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman. The voice of Bender the robot, John DiMaggio, is still finalizing his deal to return, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Futurama returns! New episodes coming to Hulu. pic.twitter.com/xQFAW79VdH— Hulu (@hulu) February 9, 2022
The series originally aired on FOX from 1999 through 2003, then in reruns on Cartoon Network from 2003 until 2005. The show then was released with 4 new straight to DVD films in 2007, followed by a renewed deal for new episodes on Comedy Central from 2010 through 2013.
“I’m thrilled to have another chance to think about the future… or really anything other than the present,” said executive producer and showrunner David X. Cohen in a statement.
“It’s a true honor to announce the triumphant return of Futurama one more time before we get canceled abruptly again,” creator Matt Groening said.
Production is scheduled to begin this month with a premiere on Hulu sometime in 2023.