The beloved intergalactic cartoon Futurama will return in 2023 with 20 new episodes airing on Hulu.
Most of the show’s principal voice cast, including Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela), Tress MacNeille (Mom), Maurice LaMarche (Kif), Lauren Tom (Amy), Phil LaMarr (Hermes), and David Herman (Scruffy), are returning for the upcoming reboot.
John DiMaggio, who voices Bender, is not currently attached to the project. Deadline reports that DiMaggio felt the contract offer “was not competitive based on the success and name recognition of of the original series.” The role of Bender is being recast ahead of next week’s first table read, but both DiMaggio and 20th Television Animation are optimistic about an eventual deal, according to Deadline.
Futurama initially ran on Fox for four seasons between 1999 and 2003, before later being revived by Comedy Central for three additional seasons airing between 2010 and 2013.
New episodes are set to go into production ahead of next year’s premiere on Hulu, where the show’s previous seasons are also available to stream.
“It’s a true honor to announce the triumphant return of Futurama one more time before we get canceled abruptly again,” said Futurama co-creator Matt Groening in a statement.