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‘Futurama’ Revival in The Works at Hulu

Adult animation fans rejoice! Ten years after signing off, Futurama is returning. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu is reviving the acclaimed series for a 20-episode run.

This is the second time the show has been revived, first airing on Fox for five seasons before its first revival at Comedy Central. Hulu now becomes the third platform for the series, which is set to begin production this month and debut on the Disney-owned streamer in 2023. The original voice cast illy West (Fry) and Katey Sagal (Leela) along with ensemble players who voiced multiple characters Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman will all return. John DiMaggio, who voiced fan-favorite character Bender is in talks to return but the deal has yet to close.

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Futurama was created by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and follows the adventures of the professional slacker Philip J. Fry, who is cryogenically preserved for 1000 years and is revived in the 31st century. Fry finds work at an interplanetary delivery company, working alongside the one-eyed Leela and robot Bender. The series was envisioned by Groening in the mid-1990s while working on The Simpsons; he brought Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the show to Fox.

“I’m thrilled to have another chance to think about the future … or really anything other than the present,” Cohen said. Added Groening: “It’s a true honor to announce the triumphant return of Futurama one more time before we get canceled abruptly again.”

Futurama is a part of Hulu’s growing slate of adult animated comedies, which also includes Solar Opposites, Crossing Swords, The Animaniacs revival, and is home to hit titles such as Family Guy, Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, South Park, and the original Futurama. Adult animation is amongst Hulu’s most-watched titles.

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