Variety reported that the Hulu streaming service ordered 20 new episodes of the series animated sci-fi Futurama. The revival is made again by David X. Cohen and Matt Groening.
The members of the cast of the series original Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman will return. John DiMaggio, who voiced Bender and several minor characters, is not currently part of the Futurama revival. According to a person familiar with the project, the producers are hoping that DiMaggio will return. Production will begin this month with the aim of releasing a premiere in 2023.
“I’m thrilled to have another chance to think about the future … or anything other than the present,” she said Cohen.
“It is a real honor to announce the triumphant return of” Futurama “once again before being abruptly canceled again,” he added. Groening.
“Futurama” focuses on the life of Philip Fry (West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1000 years later and starts a new life with a new group of friends including Leela (Sagal), a tough but tough alien. adorable one-eyed, and Bender, a robot who loves to drink excessively, smoke cigars and steal anything not nailed.
“When we were presented with the opportunity to bring new episodes of ‘Futurama’ to fans and viewers, we couldn’t hold back,” he said. Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “This iconic series has helped pave the way for adult animation success since its initial launch and we can’t wait for Matt & David to continue to pave the way and make Hulu the first destination for fans of the genre. “