American adult animated science fiction sitcom, Futurama is created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Futurama revolves around the adventure of a New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who falls into a cryogenic freezing tank in the late 20th-centyry and emerges out after 1,000 years in the future. He lands a job at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the 31st century where he meets a host of quirky characters.
Groening says that he envisioned the idea in the late 90s while working on The Simpsons. The storyline and characters were pitched to feature on Fox starting from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003; and the production ceased.
Futurama aired on several television networks time and again and was revived in 2008 as four direct-to-video films. Comedy Central together with 20th Century Fox Television reached to an agreement to syndicate the existing episodes and air the movie as 16 new, half-hour episodes, including a fifth season. Futurama officially ended with a total of seven seasons; the series finale aired on September 4, 2013.
Here’s the list of episodes of Futurama:
Season 1: 13 episodes
Season 2: 19 episodes
Season 3: 22 episodes
Season 4: 18 episodes
Season 5: 16 episodes
Season 6: 13 episodes
Season 7: 13 episodes (Season 6A)
Season 8: 13 episodes (Season 6B)
Season 9: 13 episodes (Season 7A)
Season 10: 13 episodes (Season 7B)
This 17 Annie Awards and 12 Emmy Awards winning cartoon series has garnered several other accolades and awards and was ranked as one of ‘Top 60 Greatest TV Cartoons of All Time’ in 2013 by TV Guide.
And, why would not people look to binge-watch Futurama on Netflix? We’ve been seeing people asking questions like When will Futurama be on Netflix, again?
The show was streaming on Netflix back in 2013 and 2014 with the tenth season starting on December 10, 2013. Fans were also able to stream the first nine seasons of the show. But, Futurama was GONE! Yes. It was completely whipped out of Netflix and there was not a single trace left. No Online Stream, No DVDs, nothing; just like Fry was resting in cold for 1000 years!
Both Matt Groening and David X. Cohen had interests in continuing the series in some form, doing a spin-off by adding new characters. They were in talks with Netflix to do more episodes, and Netflix announced that it picked up the show for 26 new twenty minute episodes that’ll be available to stream since June 2015.
But the show did not air and a better news came at the end of July stating that Netflix will pick up Futurama and the new episodes will star airing in 2016. Yahoooooo!
All Netflix fans have been clamoring for Futurama to find a new home, and finally, we have it now.
Let’s get the details of availability of Futurama on Netflix rolled in…
Is Futurama on Netflix US?
Only the first six seasons of Futurama was available to stream until December, 2014 and it was taken down. Don’t get disappointed. You can still rent DVDs and and watch upto season 8.
Is Futurama on Netflix Canada?
Frustrating news here. Netflix Canada had all ten seasons available but the first six were dropped in December, 2014. Canada offering on Netflix are slim when compared to that of US, but still, Futurama is surely coming backkkk!
Is Futurama on Netflix UK?
Absolutely not. Not a single season of Futurama has aired on Netflix US until now. We don’t know the future.
Is Futurama on Netflix Australia?
Sadly not. Similar to Netflix UK subscribers, people in Australia also have been been granted access to watch a single season of Futurama. The chances are still low, atleast for now.
Better late than never. Futurama will be streaming again on Netflix in 2016. A little wait will do no harm, right?