Futurama revival sets a summer release date, and drops first teaser

The new Futurama revival has set a release date, starting to release what is officially the show’s eighth season on July 24. 

New episodes will be dropping weekly on Mondays, and will have 10 episodes. 

It will be released on Hulu, or Disney+ for viewers outside the USA. 

A teaser has been released for the new season, which is technically its eleventh, depending on how it’s counted. 

An official synopsis reads: 

“After a brief 10-year hiatus, Futurama has crawled triumphantly from the cryogenic tube, its full original cast and satirical spirit intact. The 10 all-new episodes of season 11 have something for everyone. 

“New viewers will be able to pick up the series from here, while long-time fans will recognize payoffs to decades-long mysteries – including 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 whole new pandemic in town as the crew explores the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV.”

Original voice actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman will return for the show.

John DiMaggio, who voices Bender, announced his return in March 2022.

Rapper Coolio reprised his role as KwanzaaBot and recorded new dialogue and music for the show before his passing last September. 

20 episodes of the show were commissioned by Hulu back in February 2022.

Matt Groening created the series and developed it with David X. Cohen. 

Both serve as executive producers along with Ken Keeler and Claudia Katz. 

Rough Draft Studios provides the animation.

20th Television Animation, which is part of Disney Television Studios, is the studio behind the series.

This is the second time the show has been revived since its original launch in 1999. 

After initially running for four seasons on Fox, reruns of the show aired on Cartoon Network and on DVD.

Four direct-to-video films were produced, and re-edited into a fifth season for Comedy Central. 

Two more seasons consisting of 26 episodes would be released on Comedy Central between 2010 and 2013.

Audiences can find existing seasons of the show on Hulu, or Disney+ for viewers outside the USA. 

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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