Here’s what we know about the Futurama revival so far

UKRAINE - 2022/02/10: In this photo illustration, a Futurama logo is displayed on a smartphone screen and in the background. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
UKRAINE - 2022/02/10: In this photo illustration, a Futurama logo is displayed on a smartphone screen and in the background. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /
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Following the announcement that the popular animated series Futurama will be returning with a brand new season, fans are preparing for another space mission with their favorite crew.

The Fox and Comedy Central favorite was created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen (The Simpsons) in 1999, then cancelled in 2013 and again in 2017. However, Hulu recently shared that they’ve picked up the show for an additional season. Audiences are thrilled.

Many responded to Hulu’s Tweet announcement with GIFs from the show to express the level of their enthusiasm for the project.

Futurama revival cast

The great news is, most of the original cast members will be returning—with the exception of John DiMaggio (Bender ). While it’s hard to imagine the hit sci-fi sitcom without the voice of Bender, DiMaggio decided not to opt in after failing to make a deal with Futurama Studio and 20th Television Animation.

With that said, things are still a bit up in the air, as his role has yet to be recast. It’s always possible that an agreement may come together after more negotiations.

His loyal fans are rallying to get him back, and DiMaggio hasn’t left them hanging. He tweeted a message thanking them for the “concern and props” and saying that he’ll keep them posted.

Yet, some fans are still on edge about the very idea that the snarky alcoholic robot they love could have any other voice actor.

The original cast members that are returning include Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman.

How many episodes are in the Futurama revival?

The will be 20 episodes on Hulu in total and they’ll be directed by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen (The Simpsons).

While these are the only episodes officially announced for now, pending show ratings and viewership, there may be even more in the future. Both Groening and Cohen seem like they’re still very passionate about the show after its many years.

Futurama release date predictions

Futurama is only just beginning table reads for the season, so fans won’t be launching into another season until sometime in 2023. As soon as we learn more, we’ll update you!

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