It has been over a decade since the finale of the last Futurama season aired. Despite this, Futurama has remained one of the most viewed animated comedy series on TV. Now, Futurama is coming back bigger than ever for another completely new season 11 that will exclusively air on Hulu, which will be available starting on July 24th. The 2023 San Diego Comic-Con’s (SDCC) Futurama panel presented us with new details on what can be expected in this new season, and it seems very promising and exciting! Let’s jump into exactly what was unveiled about this new season of Futurama at SDCC.
First and probably the most important we learned at the SDCC is that original producers Matt Groening, David Cohen, Ken Keeler, and Claudia Katz, as well as all the same voice actors from over a decade ago have returned for season 11 of Futurama. This is a positive sign for the expected quality and humor that we will see in it. With 10 new episodes to enjoy on July 24th, the producers have promised that season 11 will be a fun and hilarious experience for everyone:
“New viewers will be able to pick up the series from here [from season 11], while long-time fans will recognize payoffs to the decades-longs mysteries – including the epic love story of Fry and Leela, the mysterious contents of Nibbler’s litter box, the secret history of evil Robot Santa, and the whereabouts of Kif and Amy’s tadpoles.”
The fun does not stop there though. Announced exclusively at the SDCC Futurama panel, there will be an additional 10 episodes added to Hulu later in 2023, meaning there will be a grand total of at least 20 episodes of Futurama season 11.
While the decade-long break is a long time, season 11 of Futurama has been teased to feature many topical occurrences that we have faced in the last 10 years. Fry, Bender, Leela, and the entire Planet Express crew will explore a 31st century pandemic and vaccines, bitcoin and cryptocurrency; cancel culture; and even the streaming TV phenomenon, which is ironic because Futurama is only available on Hulu, a TV streaming service. To be sure, what is in store for Futurama fans in season 11 is an exciting mystery but it guaranteed to be amazingly hilarious throughout every episodes.
Also on the SDCC panel, the producers and voice actors shared a variety of their favorite scenes and quotes from the previous 10 seasons of Futurama. The favorite among all the panelists being, “Bite my shiny metal ass!” said by Bender, which has been well known meme on social media since the first season of Futurama, as well as promised to be said in the newest season 11 of Futurama. That being said, the producers have also promised that there will be plenty of new scenes and quotes that could become new favorites or even popular social media memes.
Outside of the Futurama panel at SDCC, the newest season of Futurama was also featured at the Hulu Animayhem exhibit. It had live-sized inflatable versions of the Planet Express building and spaceship, as well as metal cut outs of all the characters scattered around the exhibit. Also scattered around the Planet Express popup building were a few panels that were giving away things like season 11 Futurama posters, pins, and other little pieces of merch that featured Futurama and/or other Anime that are exclusive to Hulu. While Hulu houses dozens of other Animated series, Futurama was the main focus and attraction at Hulu Animayhem because of its preserved popularity over the last decade and the hype surrounding season 11.
If you are interested in season 11 of Futurama, check out Hulu’s official trailer for it here.