November 3, 2023
Exciting news for Futurama fans as Hulu has officially announced the renewal of the beloved animated series for two additional seasons, following the critical success of its reboot in 2022. The streaming service has ordered 20 new episodes, ensuring the adventures of Fry, Leela, Bender, and the rest of the gang will continue well beyond the upcoming season 12, set to debut in 2024.
Futurama, the brainchild of Matt Groening, originally premiered in 1999 and quickly became a fan favorite, blending humor, science fiction, and heartfelt storytelling. After its original run ended, the series made a triumphant return in 2022, receiving widespread acclaim from both critics and viewers alike. The revival, airing on Hulu, captured the essence of the original show while introducing fresh perspectives from new writers and artists.
The announcement of the renewal came ahead of the season 12 premiere, sparking excitement among fans who have been eagerly anticipating the fate of their favorite animated characters. The show’s revival owes much to the unwavering support of its dedicated fanbase, whose enthusiasm played a pivotal role in bringing Futurama back to life.
Claudia Katz, the mastermind behind Futurama’s return, expressed her joy and gratitude following the renewal news. In an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, Katz highlighted the series’ ability to evolve, incorporating new ideas and perspectives from a fresh creative team. “Though we have our original cast back, we have some new writers and artists who bring their own fresh perspective which has been a nice addition,” she said. “It’s impossible not to be influenced by what is going on around you, personally and professionally.”
Season 11, which premiered on Disney+ earlier this year, provided fans with closure on several long-standing storylines, including the epic love story of Fry and Leela, the mysteries surrounding Nibbler’s litter box, the secret history of evil Robot Santa, and the fate of Kif and Amy’s tadpoles. The resolution of these plotlines left fans eagerly anticipating what the future holds for their favorite characters.
The exact premiere dates for seasons 13 and 14 have yet to be announced, keeping fans on the edge of their seats with anticipation. With Futurama’s legacy set to continue, viewers can look forward to more intergalactic adventures, witty humor, and heartwarming moments in the years to come. As Claudia Katz remarked, “There are so many great stories left to tell!” Futurama’s journey is far from over, and fans can expect more excitement and laughter in the ever-expanding universe of the show.