Earlier this year, Disney announced it would be reviving Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy, “Futurama”. The new series will be released in 2023 on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ around the world.
The show’s returning voice cast includes stars Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, John DiMaggio and David Herman.
“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.
This new season will consist of 20 episodes, and production began earlier this year.
Disney has revealed ten of the revival’s episode titles to Screen Rant, which teases some returns to previous storylines and explorations of more timely and relevant issues.
The episode titles for this new season are:
- “The Impossible Stream,”
- “Rage Against The Vaccine,”
- “Zapp Gets Cancelled,”
- “The Prince And The Product,”
- “Related To Items You’ve Viewed,”
- “Children Of A Lesser Bog,”
- “How The West Was 1010001,”
- “I Know What You Did Last Xmas,”
- “Parasites Regained,”
- “All The Way Down.”
These new episode titles give us an insight into what the new season will cover. Modern issues, such as vaccine hesitancy and cancel culture, look like they will be addressed in this new series. Plus, those episode titles hint at continuing previous storylines like the potential return of Kif and Amy’s babies.
“Futurama,” created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by 20th Television Animation, a part of Disney Television Studios, with Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing the animation.
Previous seasons of “Futurama” are available to stream on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ around the world.
Are you looking forward to the return of “Futurama”?