Futurama revival series drops first trailer
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The first trailer for the new series of Futurama has just been released, along with details about the release date.
It’s been around 10 years since Futurama was on our screens – well, actual new ones, anyway – but now Matt Groening’s futuristic Planet Express delivery crew are coming back, this time on streaming platform Hulu.
We got the news back in February 2022, when a 20-episode run was announced.
The first 10 episodes of that run are going to be released in late July.
In case you’re unaware, the series from the creator of The Simpsons follows the exploits of Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy who finds himself whisked into the future via the magic of cryogenics.
There, he falls in with a motley crew of delivery company staff that include one-eyed captain Leela, the unscrupulous and foul-mouthed robot Bender, and company owner Professor Hubert Farnsworth.
When the announcement came that Futurama was to return, co-creator David X. Cohen said: “I’m thrilled to have another chance to think about the future... or really anything other than the present.
“It’s a true honor to announce the triumphant return of Futurama one more time before we get canceled abruptly again.”
Craig Erwich, president of originals at Hulu and ABC Entertainment, added: "When presented with the opportunity to bring fans and viewers new episodes of Futurama, we couldn’t wait to dive in. [...]
“This iconic series helped blaze the trail for the success of adult animation since its initial launch, and we look forward to Matt & David continuing to pave the way and further establishing Hulu as the premiere destination for fans of the genre.”
Marci Proietto, head of animation at 20th Century Animation, also said: “What I love about animation is that it’s possible for a successful show to take a pause and then resume years later, even on a different platform, and pick up right where it left off. [...]
“Futurama is one of those shows.
“The excitement from Hulu about returning Matt and David’s genius creation for all-new episodes has been off the charts.
“I’m thrilled that this incredible team will get to tell more stories, and that our Planet Express crew will have more adventures together.
“It’s a win for the fans who have loved the show since the beginning, and for the ones who will now discover it for the very first time.”