Futurama: trailer

The Futurama team are back again. Again.

Good news everyone…

A trailer has dropped for the return of Futurama, coming to Star / Disney+ in late July.

After a brief 10-year hiatus, “Futurama” has crawled triumphantly from the cryogenic tube, its full original cast and satirical spirit intact. The 10 all-new episodes of season 11 have something for everyone. New viewers will be able to pick up the series from here, while long-time fans will recognise payoffs to decades-long mysteries – including developments in the epic love story of Fry and Leela, the mysterious contents of Nibbler’s litter box, the secret history of evil Robot Santa, and the whereabouts of Kif and Amy’s tadpoles. Meanwhile there’s a whole new pandemic in town as the crew explores the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV.

“Futurama” premiered in 1999 and quickly gained a faithful following and critical acclaim, including two primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Animated Program. Despite its far-future setting, the show is renowned for its satiric commentary on life in the present. The series follows Phillip J. Fry (Billy West), a New York City pizza delivery boy, who accidentally freezes himself in 1999 and gets defrosted in the year 3000. In this astonishing New New York, he befriends hard-drinking robot Bender (John DiMaggio) and falls in love with cyclops Leela (Katey Sagal). The trio find work at the Planet Express Delivery Company, founded by Fry’s doddering descendant, Professor Hubert Farnsworth. Together with accountant Hermes Conrad, assistant Amy Wong, and alien lobster Dr. John Zoidberg, they embark on thrilling adventures that take them to every corner of the universe. After its initial run on the Fox Broadcasting Network, a roller-coaster of cancellations and resurrections ensued. Four successful direct-to-DVD releases in 2007-2009 led to the show’s rebirth on Comedy Central from 2010-2013. Then, after a brief 10-year freeze in the cryogenic chamber, “Futurama” emerged triumphantly as a streaming series for Disney+ with a 20-episode order set to debut in 2023.

The full original cast returns for the new season, including John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman.

“Futurama” is produced by 20th Television Animation, a part of Disney Television Studios with animation provided by Rough Draft Studios. “Futurama” is created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen. Executive Producers include Groening, Cohen, Ken Keller and Claudia Katz.

Monday July 24 on Star / Disney+

One Response

  1. Can’t wait! Tress also voices a lot of supporting characters in The Simpsons. Futurama was always treated poorly by Fox I reckon. Ten/Eleven however did it justice when they took rights from Seven. Disney Plus good sub lately with a lot of top new shows, especially on Star including Australian. I still want to watch “Dropout” with Amanda Seyfried, I watched “Dopesick” with Michael Keaton which was amazing and glad he won the award, also want to see S2 of “The Bear” and Jeremy Allen White a fave from Shameless and the new Aussie show with an all-star cast as well as others like “Avatar 2” which has just dropped on there after its first pay/digital purchase window.

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