The Futurama revival blasts off with ten new episodes this summer, with Fry, Leela, Bender, and the rest of the crew returning.
It’s been a decade since Futurama cryogenically froze itself for an extended hiatus, but now, it’s returning for an eleventh season filled with laughs, bizarre characters, and interplanetary hijinks. The Futurama revival brings ten episodes to the Season 11 lineup, with new plots, throwback gags, and long-awaited punchlines intact. What’s waiting for long-time fans, you ask? The Futurama revival brings developments in the epic love story of Fry and Leela, the mysterious contents of Nibbler’s litter box, the secret history of evil Robot Santa, and the whereabouts of Kif and Amy’s tadpoles! Meanwhile, there’s a new pandemic in town as the crew explores the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV!
The Futurama revival premieres July 24 on Hulu in the U.S and Disney+ in Canada!
Futurama premiered in 1999, bringing satiric comedy center stage for a hilarious look at the world of tomorrow. Per today’s official press release for the Futurama revival: The series follows Phillip J. Fry (Billy West), a New York City pizza delivery boy, who accidentally freezes himself in 1999 and gets defrosted in the year 3000. In this astonishing New New York, he befriends hard-drinking robot Bender (John DiMaggio) and falls in love with cyclops Leela (Katey Sagal). The trio finds work at the Planet Express Delivery Company, founded by Fry’s doddering descendant, Professor Hubert Farnsworth. Together with accountant Hermes Conrad, assistant Amy Wong, and alien lobster Dr. John Zoidberg, they embark on thrilling adventures that take them to every corner of the universe. After its initial run on the Fox Broadcasting Network, a roller-coaster of cancellations and resurrections ensued. Four successful direct-to-DVD releases in 2007-2009 led to the show’s rebirth on Comedy Central from 2010-2013. Then, after a brief 10-year freeze in the cryogenic chamber, “Futurama” emerged triumphantly as a streaming series for Hulu & Disney+ with a 20-episode order, which we now know starts this July.
John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman star in Futurama Season 11!
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