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Cult 2000s cartoon Futurama is getting a reboot, a decade after it was taken off screens.

The present, which follows the intergalactic adventures of Fry, Leela, Bender and the workforce, was made by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

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It ran from 1999 to 2013 on Fox and Comedy Central, however it can now be a part of Hulu and Disney+ from subsequent 12 months, when a brand new 20-episode season airs.

Futurama began life in 1999. Pic: twentieth Century Studios

The unique forged is returning, together with Billy West, who offers the voice of Fry and Professor Farnsworth – and his catch phrase “Excellent news, everybody”, and Katey Sagal, who voices cyclops Leela.

Nevertheless, one title notably absent is that of John DiMaggio – who performed the chain-smoking, heavy-drinking robotic Bender within the present.

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Selection experiences that DiMaggio is needed by producers for the brand new present, however failing that, the character might be recast. He has since tweeted saying he’ll replace followers within the close to future about his involvement.

“I am thrilled to have one other likelihood to consider the long run… or actually something apart from the current,” present co-creator David X Cohen mentioned of the reboot.

Groening added: “It is a true honour to announce the triumphant return of Futurama another time earlier than we get cancelled abruptly once more.”

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Manufacturing is reportedly starting in earnest this month, with a plan to launch the brand new sequence in 2023 – 10 years after it was final on air.

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Beginning life on Fox within the US, it was moved across the schedule for a number of years, earlier than being dropped and picked up once more by a rival channel, regardless of being made by Fox’s firm, twentieth Century.

Star on Disney+ (Hulu within the US) streams the present’s whole again catalogue, alongside different grownup animation titles resembling The Simpsons, Household Man and Bob’s Burgers.

Animated reveals are sometimes long-running, as a result of easy proven fact that they’re cheaper and faster to make than their live-action counterparts, incomes their creators tens of millions.

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