The resurgence of Futurama is upon us. After a hiatus of over a decade since Season 10. The renowned animated series by Matt Groening has found its new abode on Hulu. Bringing forth a fresh batch of ten thrilling episodes in Season 11. The synopsis tantalizingly promises a new pandemic that grips the town as the crew ventures into the future. Delving into topics like vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and the ever-evolving realm of streaming TV.
The inimitable John DiMaggio will reprise his role as the acerbic, human-loathing robot. Initially, DiMaggio was not part of the reboot’s plan when it was initially announced back in 2022. The reason behind this was a deadlock in salary negotiations with the streaming giant. However, a month later, buoyed by the fervent fan campaigns advocating for DiMaggio’s return, both the actor and Hulu revealed with great elation that they had reached an agreement, and DiMaggio was officially back in the series.
Reflecting on the critical juncture of this decision. DiMaggio shared his sentiments with Variety earlier this month, just before the actors’ strike commenced. He candidly expressed, “I couldn’t bear the thought of being an outsider while the series I hold dear faltered. I didn’t want the burden of the show’s downfall on my shoulders. They were contemplating casting others. It was an unparalleled situation.”
The stellar cast also includes Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman, all lending their distinctive voices to the vibrant characters of New New York. “Futurama,” masterminded by Groening, boasts an exceptional lineup of executive producers, including Groening himself, Cohen, Keeler, and Katz.
Acknowledging its new streaming home, Hulu, the series adeptly explores the ever-evolving landscape of television viewing, which has rendered the work of numerous writers and actors increasingly precarious, as eloquently stated by Variety’s TV critic, Alison Herman, in her discerning review. With its trademark quippy jokes in the title sequence, Fry’s imbecilic escapades, and a stunning cameo appearance by a revered rap icon, the revived series has something to offer everyone, rekindling the love and excitement for this beloved animated gem.