Futurama Is Returning With Most Of The Original Cast

Futurama is being revived at Hulu, and multiple original cast members are confirmed to be returning.

According to Variety, Hulu has ordered 20 new episodes of the animated sci-fi comedy series. Original series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen will be returning to helm the series.

And a lot of the original cast members will also be reprising their roles. That includes Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LamArche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman.

However, John DiMaggio, who voiced Bender, has not yet been confirmed. Apparently, the producers are hopeful that he will come back to the role. But if he doesn’t, the character will be recast. In the meantime, DiMaggio tweeted about the news saying, “I’ll keep you posted.

Futurama is returning!

Production on the new series is expected to begin this month. Currently, a 2023 premiere is in the works. However, an exact date hasn’t been nailed down yet.

Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals, said, “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.”

This new series marks the second time the show has been brought back since it launched. The first came after four seasons on Fox, where it was added to Cartoon Network and later gained new seasons on Comedy Central.

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