Last year, it was confirmed that Hulu has picked up Futurama for a new 20-episode revival. The series, created by The Simpsons mastermind Matt Groening, ended in 2013 and that really seemed to be it for the popular sci-fi show.
After all, it faced multiple cancellations and renewals during its original run, starting out on FOX before eventually moving to Comedy Central. However, Futurama was one of many properties acquired by Disney during its acquisition of 20th Century Fox, so we're not remotely surprised the studio is now looking to revive the property.
The entire original cast will be back (for a time, it looked like that might not be the case), and we finally have a premiere date - via Toonado.com - for the highly anticipated revival!
A brief teaser for what will be Futurama's eleventh season confirms the show is set to return on July 24, later this year. The 20-episode season will be split into two parts, and a synopsis has also been released by the streaming service.
"New viewers will be able to pick up the series from here, while long-time fans will recognize payoffs to decades-long mysteries," it reads, "including 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."
"Meanwhile there's a whole new pandemic in town as the crew explores the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV."
John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman star in the Futurama revival, though we expect to see some big guest stars as well.
Check out the teaser below and keep checking back here for more on the animated series as we have it.