20th Television Animation is currently working on a new season of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy, “Futurama”, which is going to be returning for 20 new episodes on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ around the world.
“Futurama” focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life and a “diverse” new group of friends including Leela (Katey Sagal), a tough but lovely one-eyed alien and Bender, a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws.
The show’s returning voice cast includes stars John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman.
Recently, Lauren Tom, who plays the voice of Amy, took to Twitter and replied to a fan, giving us an indication of when the series will be released.
The new episodes should be released sometime this summer! Can’t wait for you to see them!
First airing on FOX from 1999-2003, “Futurama” was brought back in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies that subsequently aired as 30-minute episodes on Comedy Central. Based on their success, Comedy Central ordered new seasons of the series, which made a triumphant return to television in June 2010. “Futurama” is only the second series in the history of the medium to go back into production based on the strength of its DVD sales and repeat airings on cable. Over the course of its storied run, “Futurama” earned six Emmy Awards–including two Outstanding Animated Program, seven Annie Awards, two Environmental Media Awards and two Writer’s Guild of America Awards. Over its seven seasons spanning two decades, 140 original episodes were produced, with the then-final episode airing on September 4th, 2013.
“Futurama,” created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by 20th Television Animation, with Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing to the animation.
The show is available to stream now on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ around the world.
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