Fans of Futurama were pleasantly surprised when the beloved sitcom made a comeback with a whole new season on Disney Plus, a decade after its initial cancellation. The latest season of the show offers its signature satirical take on themes like vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV. Currently, viewers in the US can catch the most recent season on Hulu.
The excitement surrounding the return of Futurama has been amplified by the fact that all the main cast members have reprised their roles. The first episode of season 8 has already been released and is now available to audiences worldwide. However, viewers are eagerly anticipating the release of episode 2 and the rest of the season’s schedule.
Futurama Season 8 Episode 2 Release Date – What to Expect?
Good news for fans – the second episode, titled “Children of a Lesser Bog,” is set to air on Disney Plus on Monday, July 31, 2023, just one week after the first episode. The season has been receiving positive reviews from both critics and fans alike, making the show’s revival even more delightful for its dedicated audience.
New episodes of Futurama are scheduled to debut on the Disney Plus platform at 8 am BST, which is equivalent to midnight Pacific Time in the US, aligning with the release timing of other Disney Plus programs. This means viewers won’t have to wake up too early to catch the latest episodes.
Futurama season 8 is promising a total of 20 episodes, divided into two batches. The first 10 episodes will air weekly before a break, followed by the release of the remaining 10 episodes at a later time. This format is reminiscent of the show’s previous seasons, which were also split into batches between 2010 and 2013.
Created by Matt Groening for Fox Broadcasting Company, Futurama centers around the adventures of the professional slacker Philip J. Fry. Cryogenically preserved for a thousand years, Fry is resurrected in the year 2999 and joins an interplanetary delivery service alongside the robot Bender and the one-eyed Leela. Groening’s idea for the show originated during his work on The Simpsons in the mid-1990s. With the assistance of David X. Cohen, he developed the plot and characters, ultimately selling it to Fox.
Stay tuned for more updates on Futurama’s season 8 as the show continues to captivate audiences with its unique blend of humor and science-fiction escapades.