Futurama is like the floating heads of famous people in jars that appear in the show: It will never actually die. The series, which has now been canceled twice, is back again and this time it’s on Hulu. Yep, Hulu, which is soon to be folded into Disney+, announced that the new season of Futurama episodes will premiere on July 24, 2023, only a little over two months from now.
The date announcement teaser doesn’t actually show all that much off except for a whole host of physical gags and people getting hit, but it does let us know that things look pretty much exactly the same for this eleventh season of Futurama. That almost wasn’t the case, though, as the series nearly went on without the voice of Bender returning after John DiMaggio, the actor who voices him, had issues with pay. Thankfully, all that wrapped up, and as you can briefly hear, the Bender we all know and love is back. He’s joined by the rest of the original cast: Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman.
The new season, which returns after 10 years, is promised to be a gateway into the series for new fans while also delivering on a host of very serious “plots” like “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.” Of course, the same satirical slant that made the show just popular enough to only be canceled twice will return as well as the show will take on futuristic subjects such as vaccines, Bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV. There is, however, no mention of if Seymour Asses will return and if so if they’ll rip away his retconned happy ending and once again leave us all eternally depressed.