Over a yr in the past, Hulu introduced it might be reviving Futurama, Matt Groening’s different very fashionable animated sequence that aired on Fox. Issues had been tough at first: it initially appeared like John DiMaggio wouldn’t reprise his function as Bender, to say nothing of what number of occasions this present has ended, then been out of the blue resurrected. However the efficiency of the revival’s first season was apparently robust sufficient that Hulu’s dedicated to conserving it round slightly longer.
Earlier within the week, the streamer revealed it renewed Futurama for 2 extra seasons made up of 20 episodes. (Manufacturing-wise, this brings the present to 11 seasons, however 14 by way of broadcasting as a result of dealing with of the Comedy Central seasons.) The present is a giant a part of Hulu’s “Animayhem” hub centered on its grownup animation and anime slate—assume Solar Opposites, Chainsaw Man, Household Man, and the like—and the revival reportedly stayed in Nielsen’s Prime 10 Unique Sequence for two-thirds of its run. At time of writing, your complete solid is slated to return as their respective characters, with no negotiations wanted to be executed.
The primary half of Hulu’s preliminary 20-episode order for Futurama completed airing this previous September, with the second half anticipated to drop someday in 2024. When it first began, we thought it was a pretty solid return for the beloved sequence, and although not every episode has been a winner, sufficient labored to make us fascinated by Half 2. Who is aware of how lengthy Hulu will preserve the prepare going—the streamer’s revival of Animaniacs solely lasted a handful of seasons earlier than ending, although Futurama has a good thing about being extra current in of us’ minds (due to its many revivals) and the popular culture cache nonetheless maintained by The Simpsons.
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