Futurama returning in June – long time coming

The last time a new Futurama episode aired, it was 2003. The next time, it’ll be 2010.

futyThe last time a new Futurama episode aired, it was 2003. The next time, it’ll be 2010.

Although it’s one of the less talked-about shows on our radar, Futurama has always had a special place in the hearts of SciFiNow. While we weren’t as enamoured by the recent TV movies as we hoped we would be, the series has an enduring brilliance that encourages watching and rewatching. The format was misfiring, on DVD, since the production had to be re-edited later on into four standalone episodes, meaning the narrative arc in each didn’t really work.

I’m expecting a return to form, though – TV is Futurama’s natural home, and, even if we’ve had to wait seven years for more, the resulting work will no doubt be worth it. The show returns to Comedy Central 24 June at 10PM.