According to The Hollywood Reporter, Futurama will be getting a revival over at Hulu. Created by Matt Groening and David Cohen, the series touts seven seasons between runs on Fox and Comedy Central. The aforementioned Groening and Cohen will reportedly return for the revival alongside Billy West (Fry) and Katey Sagal (Leela), in their respective voice roles.
Futurama first aired on Fox in 1998, joining The Simpsons in the network’s Tuesday night lineup. While Fox canceled the series in 2003, it would return in 2010 on Comedy Central. The show ended in 2013 and the revival will return 10 years later in 2023. Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil Lamarr, David Hermann, and John Dimaggio (Bender) are all expected return, reprising their roles as well.
Futurama was one of the first of its kind. The animated sci-fi cartoon follows Philip J. Fry, who is cryogenically preserved for 1000 years and is revived in the 31st century. It dominated alongside The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, and others. It didn’t have the typical premise the others had, and the main character was as cool as can be.
Futurama will join the likes of Solar Opposites, Crossing Swords, Hit-Monkey, and a slew of other original adult animation shows on Hulu. Adult animation has been in demand for some time. That demand has grown since the days of Adult Swim and Animation Domination. Hulu has joined the club and is doing it well. Adding Futurama to the roster gives them an additional push.
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