Futurama is coming back, and the internet is split in a hot debate. Half of the fans are expressing their happiness over the revival of the show. However, the other half are arguing that it is perfect the way it is. Futurama is a genius comedy series that is set a thousand years later from now. The adult animation series has won seven Annie Awards, six Emmy Awards, and six Writers Guild Awards. It is one of the most-watched and admired sitcom animation series. Naturally, the news of a revival of a series of this much fame is sure to break the internet. Many fans are scared at the news doubting that the new take on the show might ruin the series. In contrast, many want to see more sci-fi adventures with Fry and Bender.
Futurama is a popular animated science fiction television series that came out in March 1999. Matt Groening of The Simpsons fame developed the initial story of the sitcom series. Later he was joined by David X. Cohen, who helped him with the series development. The series ran for seven seasons and about one hundred and forty episodes. Futurama has won multiple awards due to its funny and interesting storyline. It is one of the most critically acclaimed series in the comedy genre.
Fans Are Unhappy With The Futurama Revival
The official Twitter account of the streaming platform Hulu has revealed an exciting announcement. The tweet shared the news that the fan-favorite series Futurama is coming back. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Hulu announced that the series would return for a twenty-episode new season. In addition, it included a picture of the infamous robot Bender holding a flag that announced the happy news.
Although many fans are expressing happiness at the news, not everyone is feeling the same way. A majority of the fandom took it to their socials to express their disapproval of the series making a comeback. The reasons for their disapproval included a variety of reasons. Many of them do not a remake to spoil the perfect ending that the show has. A revival of the series would mean jeopardizing the existing plot of the story deeply imprinted in the hearts of the fans. In addition, a lot of fans do not want to watch the show if it will not have John DiMaggio in it. DiMaggio lent his voice to the role of Bender, who is one of the primary characters of the series.
Here are some earnest reactions of the fans learning about the Futurama Revival.
Futurama will return some of the original cast members for its new season. This created a lot of excitement and hype for the show. As of now, it is confirmed that Billy West will return to play the role of Phillip J. Fry. Fry is the protagonist of the story. He accidentally falls into a cryogenic pod and wakes up thousand years later in the future. Joining Billy West is Katey Sagal, who plays the role of one-eyed Leela. In addition, Tress MacNeille will also return to play the evil owner of Mom Corp, Mom. Also returning are Lauren Tom as Amy Wong and Phil LaMarr as Hermes.
There is no official news that confirms John DiMaggio will return to play the role of Bender. Many fans are getting disappointed that they will miss the talented actor. However, he is still trying to get back on the show. The actor is still in negotiation to play the role of Bender. So, there is still hope that he might return to the show. However, if he is unsuccessful in the negotiations, another actor will replace him.
Futurama: Recap And Plot Details!
Futurama has ended the series on a perfect note. The last episode gave a perfect conclusion to the long-running series. In the last episode, Fry destroys the button for the device that lets people jump back in time for ten seconds. After the destruction of the button, everyone in the world freezes in time except for him and Leela. Leela and Fry take this opportunity and live out an amazing life. However, all good things must come to an end, and so does their adventure. When the couple returns to Vampire State Building, they spot the professor coming to them. The professor reveals there is still a chance to save the world.
However, doing so would erase everything they experienced so far. With the world in danger, Fry and Leela have no choice but to accept. They then agree to do it all over again, and the three jump back in time. The series then shows the first episode, hinting that they have circled back to the beginning of the series. So, the new episodes of Futurama will start from the beginning all over again. The ending has provided a great space for the creators to expand on. The new series will take advantage of the open ending and restart the stories of Fry, Leela, and Bender. It will feature brand new adventures of the chaotic gang.
Futurama Release Date
In the tweet announcing the revival of the show, Hulu revealed that the show will begin airing in 2023. As of now, there is no update regarding a specific release date, but fans can expect the series to come out by Mid 2023. Futurama has a turbulent history with its production and airing. After beginning its journey in Fox, the series was suffered irregular show timings and ended up getting canceled after four seasons. However, Comedy Central later picked up the series in June 2010. This is why many fans want to protect the series and leave it as it is.
Fans do not want the revival to complicate the series further. Furthermore, the absence of John DiMaggio is also making the fans reconsider if the series would be worth a watch. What do you think of the revival? Are you happy with the revival? Share your thoughts in the comments section. Stay tuned for more exciting updates.