Futurama season 12: release date, trailer, cast and everything we know about the animated comedy

Fry, Bender and Leela in Futurama
Fry, Bender and Leela in Futurama (Image credit: Matt Groening/Hulu)

While you wouldn't want to count on Planet Express to actually deliver your packages, Fry, Leela, Bender and the rest of the crew are what make Futurama a fan favorite and have us and others excited to see what they all get up to in Futurama season 12.

The long-running animated series has had plenty of starts and stops throughout its run: it originally aired on Fox for four seasons, was cancelled in 2003; was brought back in 2008 for three seasons on Comedy Central, then was cancelled in 2013; and most recently was brought back for Futurama season 11 on Hulu. It's now ready for its second go-around on the streamer.

Here is everything you need to know about Futurama season 12.

Futurama season 12 release date

The latest season of Futurama premieres on Monday, July 29, on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK. New episodes will premiere weekly, with 10 episodes in total for the season.

In order to watch Futurama, you must have the appropriate streaming service subscription. For those in the US that is Hulu, which is available as a stand-alone streaming service, or can be bundled first with live TV in the aptly named Hulu with Live TV or with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus via the Disney Bundle

In the UK, a Disney Plus subscription is required to watch Futurama.

Futurama season 12 cast

The regular voice cast for Futurama is all returning, with Billy West voicing Fry, John DiMaggio as Bender and Katey Sagal as Leela. Other veterans of the show returning to voice various characters like the Professor, Hermes, Zoidberg, Amy and more are Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman. 

Futurama season 12 plot

Here is the official synopsis that teases the adventures the Planet Express crew are going to be getting into this season:

"Following Hulu's critically acclaimed 2023 revival of Futurama, the epic sci-fi series from Matt Groening and David X. Cohen returns in 2024 with 10 all-new episodes. On this orbit around the sun, our occasionally heroic crew embarks on mind-bending adventures involving birthday party games to the death, the secrets of Bender's ancestral robot village, A.I. friends (and enemies), impossibly cute beanbags and the true 5 million-year-old story behind the conscious altering substance known as coffee. And, of course, the next chapter in Fry and Leela's fateful, time-twisted romance."

Futurama season 12 trailer

If you’re more of a visual person, you can watch the Futurama season 12 trailer right here:

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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.