May 18, 2023

Hulu has finally set a date for its revival of Futurama. Over a year after ordering 20 new episodes of the animated sci-fi comedy, the streaming service announced today that the new season will premiere on Monday, July 24.

The series has a long history dating back to 1999. It got its start on Fox, lasting four years before getting cancelled due to low ratings. Adult Swim picked up the rights to air reruns, which did so well on the network that they re-launched the show in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies. Comedy Central then aired the movies broken down into episodes, eventually deciding to order two additional seasons of its own. The show was cancelled again in 2013. Now 10 years later, the series is back with all-new episodes that Hulu says will appeal to new viewers as well as long-time fans.

Futurama revolves around the Planet Express interplanetary delivery company and its employees, a small group that largely fails to conform to future society. Philip J. Fry is a New York City pizza delivery boy who was unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years. Now, in the retro-futuristic 31st century, he finds himself working at Planet Express.