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‘Futurama’ Series Revived at Hulu

The animated sci-fi comedy hit “Futurama” has been revived for a 20-episode run on Hulu which will premiere in 2023.

The series first aired on Fox for five seasons before moving to Comedy Central for 3 more seasons.  “Futurama” centers around pizza delivery guy Fry who accidentally freezes himself in 1999 and wakes up a thousand years later,

Original voice actors Billy 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 provided the voice for robot Bender, is still finalizing a deal to return, however, nothing is official yet.

Creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen are also set to return.

“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.”

“When presented with the opportunity to bring fans and viewers new episodes of Futurama, we couldn’t wait to dive in, said Craig Erwich, president of originals at Hulu and ABC Entertainment. “This iconic series helped blaze the trail for the success of adult animation since its initial launch and we look forward to Matt & David continuing to pave the way and further establishing Hulu as the premiere destination for fans of the genre.”

“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,” said Marci Proietto, head of animation at producers 20th Television Animation. “Futurama is one of those shows. 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.”

“Futurama,” created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced 20th Television Animation a part of Disney Television Studios, with Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing the animation.

“Futurama” will also release on Disney+ internationally including the UK and Ireland.

Source: Deadline

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