Good news, everyone! Futurama is coming back
One key cast member is yet to join the reboot, however...
22 years and two cancellations later, Futurama is once again coming back to our screens very soon.
The much beloved sci-fi comedy from the creators of the Simpsons has been picked up by Hulu, who were also behind the recent reboot of Animaniacs.
Original creators David X. Cohen and Matt Groening are tipped to be a part of the project, with 20 episodes set to air in Ireland on Disney+ in 2023.
Speaking to Variety, Cohen said he was "thrilled to have another chance to think about the future… or really anything other than the present.”
“It’s a true honor to announce the triumphant return of ‘Futurama’ one more time before we get canceled abruptly again,” joked Groening.
Most of the original cast is set to appear in the series, including Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela), Tress MacNeille (Mom), Maurice LaMarche (Lrrr), Phil LaMarr (Hermes), and David Herman (Slurms MacKenzie) all set to reappear.
Notably absent, however, is John DiMaggio, who provides the voice of Bender. Both parties would like to see the core cast member return, but there are plans to recast the character if an agreement can't be reached.
“What I love about animation is that it’s possible for a successful show to take a pause and then resume years later, even on a different platform, and pick up right where it left off. ‘Futurama’ is one of those shows,” said Marci Proietto, Head of 20th Television Animation.
“The excitement from Hulu about returning Matt and David’s genius creation for all-new episodes has been off the charts.
"I’m thrilled that this incredible team will get to tell more stories, and that our Planet Express crew will have more adventures together.
"It’s a win for the fans who have loved the show since the beginning, and for the ones who will now discover it for the very first time."