I was a huge fan of the program's original run when it aired on Fox TV, but in all honesty its revival on Comedy Central in 2007 was -- argh -- mixed at best. Most of the time, its episodes were just tired in my estimation; it had lost much of its edge in the years between, and the stories were flat and predictable by comparison to what had come before. I didn't do any research to find out if they had perhaps changed out its writing crew, but that revisitation is best forgotten for all intents and purposes.
While I'm glad to see it's returning, I'm a bit dismayed about it returning via Hulu. Yes, yes, and yes: as I opined yesterday in my brief column regarding The Orville doing much the same (transitioning from public cable television to a private streaming platform), I maintain that I'm too old and too set in my ways to sign up for an all-new service for a single show. I realize that there are hundreds of other choices behind that paywall, so maybe (MAYBE) my decision will change in the future. In the meantime, I've way too much content to absorb anyway from regular television, HBO Max, and Disney+ to keep me entertained, so don't lose any sleep over it.
Hopefully, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's third dip into the Futurama well will be better than their second one. Keep your fingers crossed, people, and let's all hope for the best.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!