Futurama, the 30th century-based animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, is set to return. Again!

The multiple award-winning show originally ran from 1999 to 2003, before being cancelled. It was then revived from 2008 to 2013, then cancelled again. Now, in 2022, it’s set to get a third outing. Well, in 2023 to be exact – these things take time to make (unless you’re South Park).

If you’ve been entranced by Hypnotoad for 23 years and hence have no idea at all what we’re on about, Futurama is set 1,000 years in the future, and is the story of 20th century Earthican Philip J Fry and his adventures in that future after he’s thawed out following ten centuries of being cryogenically frozen. He winds up working for his great, great, great (keep repeating another 27 or so times) nephew Professor Hubert Farnsworth at an interstellar delivery company called Planet Express. Here he encounters the likes of one-eyed pilot – and love interest – Leela, crabby doctor Zoidberg, former Olympic limbo champion and current champion bureaucrat Hermes Conrad, the lovely (yeesh!) Amy, and hard drinking, hard playing robot Bender.

A total of 20 new episodes have been commisioned by Hulu, with most original stars currently set to return – Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela), Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman. Bender’s alter ego John DiMaggio is reportedly in talks to return, too. Which is good, as it’d be a bit cruddy without him.

Said Groening of the new commision: “It’s a true honour to announce the triumphant return of Futurama one more time before we get canceled abruptly again.”

Here’s an old trailer in German because eh, why not?

Futurama at JB Hi-Fi.