It’s hard to keep a good series down, and Futurama was a prime example of that. The original series aired its first five seasons exclusively on Fox before eventually making its way to Comedy Central where it concluded its run with three more seasons. The future-set adult animated series created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen looks to be making yet another return following a ten-year absence, this time finding a brand new home on Hulu.
The Planet Express will be making its way back to screens as a deal is currently being negotiated for a 20-episode return that will air exclusively on Hulu. The revival would feature the return of Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil Lamar, Lauren Tom, and the rest of the original cast. Groening and Cohen would also return to work on the series.
The only deal that has yet to be signed is DiMaggio‘s, known for the iconic role of Bender and is still in negotiations to return for the role. In the meantime, series creator Groening shares his enthusiasm with a jab at their repeated cancellation:
“It’s a true honor to announce the triumphant return of Futurama one more time before we get canceled abruptly again.”Matt Groening
The series is set to head into production soon with a potential 2023 release on the streamer. Hulu’s president Craig Erwich shares his thoughts on the revival:
When presented with the opportunity to bring fans and viewers new episodes of Futurama, we couldn’t wait to dive in. 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 genreCraig Erwich
The return of Futurama is quite a surprise after ten years off the air but definitely a welcome one. Yet, to hear the cast come back together will definitely be a major selling point and it would be strange to not have DiMaggio as part of the crew. There is no Futurama without the entire Planet Express crew.