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Futurama's New Season Streams This July

TV series being saved after cancellations are pretty rare. Series that get rescued twice are even rarer. But coming back for a third time is unheard of, and may be unique to Futurama. Matt Groening's beloved sci-fi sitcom first aired in 1999 on Fox and was cancelled for the first time in 2003. Strong DVD sales saw Fox resurrect the franchise for a series of straight-to-DVD movies in 2008 and 2009. The series was then revived for a second time with three new seasons that ran on Comedy Central between 2010 and 2013. Now, "after a brief 10-year hiatus" the series is getting resurrected again, this time by streaming service Hulu.

Season 11 is designed to be enjoyed by newcomers and long-time fans alike. Fans will get pay-offs to long-gestating mysteries- such as developments in the love story between Fry and Leela, the mysterious contents of Nibbler's litter box and the secret history of the evil robot Santa Claus. Meanwhile, the world of New New York will be hit by a new pandemic, as the new season explores vaccines, cryptocurrencies, cancel culture and streaming TV.

The new series bring back the full original cast including Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman. The series was created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X Cohen. The series is produced by Groening, Cohen, Ken Keeler and Claudia Katz.

The series will return with the first episode streaming on Hulu in the United States on Monday, July 24. A new episode will debut each week, and the season will run for 10 episodes. Hulu's initial order was for 20 episodes, so we would expect the second half to air as season 12 next year. The series will stream on Disney Plus outside of the US.