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Futurama revived at Hulu

  • Matt Groening and David X. Cohen are working on a second revival of their classic adult animated sci-fi comedy series with nearly the entire original cast. Hulu has picked up 20 new episodes of Futurama, which originally ran on Fox for five seasons between 1999 and 2003 and on Comedy Central for two seasons between 2010 and 2013. Original series cast members Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman are on board for the revival. John DiMaggio, who voiced Bender and several minor characters, is not currently attached. According to Variety, based on a source, "the producers are hopeful DiMaggio will return. Should that not happen, Bender will be recast." Production is scheduled to begin this month with the new episodes expected to roll out in 2023. “I’m thrilled to have another chance to think about the future… or really anything other than the present,” said Cohen, who developed Futurama with Groening, the show's creator. “It’s a true honor to announce the triumphant return of ‘Futurama’ one more time before we get canceled abruptly again,” added Groening. Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, said of reviving Futurama: “When presented with the opportunity to bring fans and viewers new episodes of Futurama, we couldn’t wait to dive in. This iconic series helped blaze the trail for the success of adult animation since its initial launch and we look forward to Matt & David continuing to pave the way and further establishing Hulu as the premiere destination for fans of the genre.”

    TOPICS: Futurama, Hulu, Craig Erwich, David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Matt Groening, Revivals