Good news everyone!
It was hard to resist that line. To coin the famous term from Professor Farnsworth, it’s a good day to be a Futurama fan, for the series is returning for a twenty-episode order on Hulu (courtesy of a story from Gizmodo). The spin-off to The Simpsons debuts on the network from July 24, with ten more episodes scheduled after the eleventh season airs.
Best of all, we’ve even got a trailer to tease what’s ahead, viewable at the link below. We’ve got a pandemic, giant Q-tips, the state of cancel culture, Fry’s butt, cryptocurrency, manscaping, Evil Robot Santa, and a donkey giving Bender a good kick. Pretty much exactly what you wish for from Futurama.
“After a brief ten-year hiatus, Futurama has crawled triumphantly from the cryogenic tube, its full original cast and satirical spirit intact,” a series synopsis reads, adding that the eleventh series has “something for everyone.”
“New viewers will be able to pick up the series from here, while long-time fans will recognize payoffs to decades-long mysteries – including developments in the epic love story of Fry and Leela, the mysterious contents of Nibbler’s litter box, the secret history of evil Robot Santa, and the whereabouts of Kif and Amy’s tadpoles,” the synopsis continues.
Futurama was created by Matt Groening and canceled after running on Fox for four years, debuting in 1999. Comedy Central revived the series from 2008 until 2013 before the show was axed again. Third time’s the charm, they say.