Revival of Futurama in development

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A revival of Futurama is in development at US streaming service Hulu. 

20 new episodes of the show have officially been ordered with creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen both set to return. 

Most of its original cast members including Billy West, Katy Segal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman are all set to reprise their roles. 

John Di Maggio, who voiced foul-mouthed robot Bender, is currently in the midst of negotiating a deal to come back. If one can’t be finalised however, he will be recast. 

Futurama follows slacker and pizza delivery boy Fry (West) who in 1999 is cryogenically frozen and awakens 1,000 years later in the 31st century.

The show first ran for 4 seasons between 1999 and 2003 before it was cancelled by its broadcaster Fox. It was then revived by Comedy Central in 2008 for another three seasons before again being cancelled in 2013. 

“When presented with the opportunity to bring fans and viewers new episodes of Futurama, we couldn’t wait to dive in,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s president of originals. 

“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.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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