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‘Futurama Season 8’ – New Episodes With the Original Cast Arrive This Summer

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May 20 2023

Fry, Leela, Bender, and the rest of the Planet Express Delivery crew are back for Futurama Season 8.

Futurama debuted on Fox in 1999 and quickly picked up a loyal following, as well as two primetime Emmys. Its initial run ended in 2003 , it went into syndication on Cartoon Network and moved to DVD. Comedy Central ordered new seasons, and it ran on the network from 2010-2013. After a 10-year hiatus, Hulu ordered 20 new episodes early last year. Futurama Season 8 arrives this July.

The series follows Fry, a pizza delivery guy that accidentally gets cryogenically frozen. When he’s defrosted in the year 2999, Fry enters a changed world filled with new tech, aliens, strange social norms, and a killer Santa. He finds work at the Planet Express Delivery Company, founded by his descendant, Professor Hubert Farnsworth. He embarks on adventures across the galaxy with hard-drinking robot Bender, cyclops pilot Leela, accountant Hermes Conrad, intern Amy Wong, and Dr. John Zoidberg.

via 20th Television Animation

Futurama Season 8

Matt Groening is at the helm. Billy West and Katey Sagal are reprising their roles as Fry and Leela. John DiMaggio is back as Bender. Other ensemble players returning are Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman.

The creators have promised that the new season will have something for everyone. New fans don’t have to watch the previous ten seasons for things to make sense, and there will be pay-offs for long-time fans. There will be developments in Fry and Leela’s love story. The secret history of evil Robot Santa will be revealed, as will the mysterious contents of Nibbler’s litter box and the location of Kif and Amy’s tadpoles. The crew will also deal with a pandemic, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming services.

The ten-episode season is set to premiere Monday, July 24, on Hulu. They’ll be released weekly after that.

Author: Mars Garrett
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