Earlier this summer, Disney brought back the popular adult-animated series, “Futurama” for an eleventh season after a 10-year hiatus, with ten brand new episodes, which were released on Disney’s streaming services around the world, including Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ around the world.
When the initial revival was announced, it was revealed that Disney had ordered twenty episodes, and while we’ve seen half of those episodes arrive globally as the eleventh season, during a panel at the New York Comic Con, it has been confirmed that the other ten episodes will be released as season 12 and those will arrive on Disney’s streaming services in 2024.
A small teaser trailer was shown to those in attendance at the panel in New York, showing some clips from the new episodes, including Bender visiting Mexico, along with the words “Futurama will return in 2024!”
The series follows Philip J. Fry (Billy West), a New York City pizza delivery boy, who accidentally freezes himself in 1999 and gets defrosted in the year 3000. In this astonishing New New York, he befriends hard-drinking robot Bender (John DiMaggio), and falls in love with cyclops Leela (Katey Sagal). The trio find work at the Planet Express Delivery Company, founded by Fry’s doddering descendant, Professor Hubert Farnsworth. Together with accountant Hermes Conrad, assistant Amy Wong, and alien lobster Dr. John Zoidberg, they embark on thrilling adventures that take them to every corner of the universe.
Over its long history, the show has had a checkered past with cancellations, having been cancelled twice, but returning three times.
While the strikes haven’t impacted most animation shows from Disney, it has impacted the 20th Television animation studio, since they are a part of those unions. It’s unknown how far production on the upcoming twelfth season has progressed, with the writers’ and actor’s strikes impacting development on many shows.
“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 the animation.
While we wait for the return of new episodes of “Futurama”, you can catch all eleven seasons on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ around the world.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.