Futurama Season 8 is officially renewed. Hulu confirmed the same last year with the announcement that Futurama will have an eighth season. Considering the previous season aired ten years ago on Comedy Central, fans’ excitement regarding the show’s renewal is unbelievable. Fans all over the world are looking forward to Futurama’s revival, and so here is everything you need to know about it.
Futurama Season 8 Release Date
The official release date of Futurama Season 8 is not out yet. However, in a tweet, Lauren Tom, the voice actor for Amy Wong, announced that Futurama Season 8 would have a summer 2023 release window. Therefore, even though we do not know the official release date, we know that the new season will premiere very soon.
Furthermore, Futurama Season 8 will house 20 episodes in total. Whether Hulu will drop all the episodes simultaneously or follow any other format is uncertain. We will bring you more information about the same once the official announcement is out.
Futurama Season 8 Cast
According to many sources, all the crew of Planet Express will return to reprise their role in Futurama Season 8. Check below to learn more about the cast members of the upcoming season:
- Belly West as Philip J. Fry
- Katey Sagal as Turanga Leela
- John DiMaggio as Bender
- Tress MacNeille as Linda
- Phil LaMarr as Hermes Conrad
- Lauren Tom as Amy Wong
- Maurice LaMarche as Morbo
- David Herman as Scruffy
The Story Details
If you are a fan of Futurama, you know that the series finale episode was aired in 2013. Hulu is simply reviving the series because of its popularity. Previously, we saw Fry and Leela growing happily old together. However, then the Professor built a device that could alternate the universe. So, Fry and Leela agree to go on another adventure.
If Futurama Season 8 picks up from this ending, we expect the same storyline with minor changes for sure. However, there can altogether be new stories for the viewers too. Unfortunately, the official synopsis still has to be shared. Therefore, it is hard to guess the plot of Futurama Season 8.
Also, the only hints we have are in the titles of the episodes. The titles of the first ten episodes are as follows:
- The Impossible Stream
- Rage Against The Vaccine
- Zapp Gets Canceled
- The Prince and the Product
- Related To Items You’ve Viewed
- Children of a Lesser Bog
- How The West Was 1010001
- I Know What You Did Last Xmas
- Parasites Regained
- All The Way Down
The Revival Of Futurama
Now that Futurama is happening, it is essential to talk about the original series. Futurama premiered in 1999 on Fox, and the series ran till 2003 on the network. In 2008, Comedy Central revived the series. Also, before that, the reruns of the series took place on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim from 2003 to 2007. Comedy Central aired Season 7 of the series in 2013. On February 9, 2022, Hulu revived the series with 20 episodes.
What is the reason behind the frequent renewal or cancellation of Futurama? It is not easy to let go of the series. Futurama earned nominations for 17 Annie Awards and 12 Emmy Awards. Subsequently, it won nine Annie Awards and 6 Emmy Awards. It also won the Writers Guild of America Award for the episodes “Godfellas” and “The Prisoner of Benda”.
Other accolades include Environmental Media Awards and a Nebula Award nomination. The show has an IMDB rating of 8.5. All the data indicates that critics and viewers enjoyed the series alike.
If you haven’t watched the series yet, we recommend you to try it. It belongs to the genre of adult animation, animated sitcoms, science fiction and comedy drama. To date, it has seven seasons with 140 episodes.