Futurama Season 8 Part 2: Will the season return with new episodes?

Futurama Season 8 Part 2: Will this season return with brand new episodes?
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Will there be a second part to Futurama Season 8, or are these just rumors? Continue reading to find out more about the possibility of Futurama Season 8 Part 2.  

Even though the eighth season concluded its run with ten amazing episodes a few hours ago, the official countdown for the next chapter among the fans has already begun as they are wondering how the new episodes will unfold after the massive midseason cliffhanger that left viewers craving more, which is a good sign because it reflects the demand among the fans to learn more about this show is at an all-time high, which we would be delighted to shed some light on. 

Hence, we understand your enthusiasm, as it is a must-watch series that will leave you wanting more of the mind-bending adventures and hilarious escapades! So, if you are one of those who are eagerly looking for more information on upcoming episodes, then you’ve come to the right place! Here is everything we know about whether there will be Futurama Season 8 Part 2 or not.

Futurama Season 8 Part 2: Will this season return with brand new episodes?

Futurama Season 8 Part 2: Is it still happening or not?

We hope that you are aware that the series director, Corey Barnes, has recently clarified that what was initially believed to be the second half of a 20-episode eighth season has now been split equally across two released parts. Both parts are now separate production seasons! Hence, even though there are more new episodes coming! It’s crucial to understand that the eighth season of Futurama has completed its run, and there will be no second part of the eighth season! 

On the bright side, the ninth season is already in development and will be released with 10 episodes as well. It’s significant to understand the difference in the numbering of the seasons in order to avoid any confusion in the future. The ninth season has alternatively been titled the ninth season (production) or the twelfth season (broadcast). The list will follow the previous season box sets, which feature the episodes in the original, intended production season order, ignoring the order of broadcast.

Futurama Season 8 Part 2: Will this season return with brand new episodes?

With this doubt out of the way, we can assure readers that the exact release date for the new season has still not been acknowledged, as it is way too early to disclose such crucial information. But for your confirmation, we have observed the timeline of the prior seasons, which has made it easy to predict that the new episodes from Futurama Season 9 might make their official comeback sometime around 2024! The gap will be consistent in order to maintain consistency between the series’ respective seasons.

In addition to this, the network has also released details about the next ten episodes from Futurama Season 9, which are as follows:

  • Season 9 Episode 1: The One Amigo – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 2: Quids Game – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 3: The Temp – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 4: Beauty and the Bug – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 5: One Is Silicon and the Other Gold – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 6: Attack of the Clothes – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 7: Planet Espresso – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 8: Cuteness Overlord – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 9: The Futurama Mystery Liberry – TBA 
  • Season 9 Episode 10: Otherwise – TBA  

Futurama Season 8 Part 2: Will this season return with brand new episodes?

Futurama Season 8: What is the new season about?

The official press release of the popular sci-fi animated comedy Futurama, which is in its eighth season, states: 

“After a brief ten-year hiatus, Futurama has crawled triumphantly from the cryogenic tube, its full original cast and satirical spirit intact. The ten all-new episodes of season eleven have something for everyone. New viewers will be able to pick up the series from here, while long-time fans will recognize payoffs to decades-long mysteries – including developments in 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. Meanwhile, there’s a whole new pandemic in town as the crew explores the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV.”

*Spoiler Alert*

In the final episode, “All the Way Down,” of the eighth season, we get to see that Professor Farnsworth creates a simulation of their universe, represented as 3-bit models, which causes the Planet Express Crew to wonder if they are living in a simulation. When Amy inadvertently causes Bender to realize that he is technically simulated, he asks Farnsworth to promise not to inform them that they are simulations and that they are not real. 

They create a hydroelectric generator to improve their simulations, but the simulations begin to question their existence and decide to witness a megastar exploding, if they begin to experience glitches, then they will know if they are simulated. Bender sends his consciousness down to inform them that they are fake, but the simulations have accepted that they do not care what the answer is as long as they continue to feel. Bender returns and the Farnsworth improves the generator. Time will slow down for the simulations so that they will not suffer the truth for long.

On the other hand, the regular cast members of the series include: 

  • Billy West as Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Richard Nixon’s Head, Smitty, Judge Ron Whitey
  • Katey Sagal as Leela
  • John DiMaggio as Bender, Elzar, Joey Mousepad, Igner, Robot Santa, Sal
  • Tress MacNeille as Mom, Monique, Linda, The Grand Midwife, Petunia, Tinny Tim, Turanga Munda, Leela’s Grandmother, Hattie McDoogal, Ndnd, Gypsy-Bot
  • Maurice LaMarche as Kif Kroker, Morbo, H.G. Blob, Calculon, Donbot, Clamps, The Borax Kid, Walt, The Crushinator, Axl Kroker, Lrrr, Headless Clone of Agnew, The Hyperchicken, Hedonismbot
  • Lauren Tom as Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Jrrr, Newt Kroker, Mandy Kroker
  • Phil LaMarr as Hermes Conrad, Dwight Conrad, Reverend Preacherbot
  • David Herman as Scruffy, Roberto, Larry, Turanga Morris, Mayor Poopenmeyer, Dr. Ogden Wernstrom, Dr. Banjo

The recurring cast members of the series include: 

  • Feodor Chin as Leo Wong, Scoop Chang
  • Dawnn Lewis as LaBarbara Conrad
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as URL, Barbados Slim
  • Kath Soucie as Cubert Farnsworth
  • Frank Welker as Nibbler, various animals

Moreover, the special guest stars from the eighth season are as follows: Dan Castellaneta as the Robot Devil, Cara Delevingne as Makeup Robot, Ego Nwodim as Dung Beetle Shaman, Kyle MacLachlan as Dung Beetle Majordomo, Al Gore as himself, Coolio as Kwanzaabot, Mark Hamill as Chanukah Zombie, Bill Nye as himself, and Kathy Griffin as Captain Cranky. The series is from 20th Television Animation, which is a part of Disney Television Studios. Animation is provided by Rough Draft Studios.

If you want to stream the show, check out Hulu’s sister streaming service, Disney+, which announced, via a press release, that it would also stream the new season of Futurama internationally as a Star Original Disney+ later announced that the season would premiere new episodes around the world simultaneously with Hulu in the United States. Right now, you can watch Futurama on Comedy Central to stream it by renting or purchasing it on Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon.

While you wait for the premiere of the new season, check out the official trailer for season 8, which so far has been the fifth-most streamed original series across all platforms in the U.S. during the week of July 30, 2023. Moreover, on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 86% of 28 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.8/10. The website’s consensus reads, “Shut up and take our money!” Metacritic gave the season a weighted average score of 67 out of 100 based on 13 critic reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

Futurama | Official Trailer | New Season July 24 | Hulu

While you wait for Futurama Season 9 to premiere, check out the previous seasons on Hulu.