Created in 1999 in the heat of the so-called «2000 effect», Futurama grew up alongside The Simpsons, its sister series. So much so that, over the years, Futurama has ended up amassing a legion of fans who still continue to pray for another season of this sci-fi satire. However, beyond the special chapters released for their XNUMXth anniversary, unfortunately Matt Groening has focused its efforts on revamping the Simpsons over and over or developing weird oddities on Netflix.
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But… don't despair! The famous streaming platform hides in its catalog some animation series very similar to the space odyssey of Fry, Bender and Leela. And, if Futurama was the best alternative to the Simpsons at the time, what are now the best alternatives to Futurama?
The best alternatives to Futurama from the Netflix catalog
Futurama has some very similar series on Netflix which, while they may not be up to all (with two or three honorable exceptions) will definitely help you get rid of your suit of snappy and sparkling animated comedies or dystopian science fiction with a philosophical message. You can't ask for more!
- Rick and Morty
- BoJack Horseman
- South park
- The Griffins
- Adventure time
- Dirk gently
- Love, death and robots
Rick and Morty
If there's one series that recovers Futurama's futuristic and existential humor and plots, it's Rick & Morty. A boy and his grandfather scientist they will go on adventures in space time in one series of 10 absolutely essential for fans of the classic Futurama.
- Year 2013
- Seasons: 4
- Episodes: 41
- Approximate duration: 20 minutes
After The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening still had the humor in 2018 to launch a new universe of hilarious characters. (Dis) enchantment takes place in a fictional world set in the Middle Ages, where, like Futurama, we come across certain licenses. In the case of (Dis) charm, they come in the form of magic, elves, ogres, and many medieval topics, all along with a Princess unconventional and his two peculiar friends.
- Year: 2018
- Seasons: 3
- Episodes: 30
- Approximate duration: 26 minutes
With much more adult humor than Futurama, BoJack Horseman retains some of the philosophical reflections from the Matt Groening series. For the rest, he explores them very carefully and in depth existential crises of its protagonist, a horse riding already famous TV star.
- Year 2014
- Seasons: 6
- Episodes: 77
- Approximate duration: 26 minutes
It is impossible not to refer to South Park as the series anymore politically incorrect in the history of television. With more than twenty seasons refined to the extreme, the criticism they make of American society it is so acidic that it causes stomach ache (although it can also be from the laughs it causes). Sometimes offensive, raw and clever, South Park focuses on the life of any four children from any Colorado town, from there comes the laughter.
- Year: 1997
- Seasons: 23 (not all available on Netflix)
- Episodes: 287
- Approximate duration: 22 minutes
Regarded by some as an adult copy of The Simpsons, the truth is that Family Guy is so much more than that. Because yes, follows also the "typical American family", but it does so without any shame or filter, bringing the characters of the imaginary Quahog through absurdly funny plots. With a satirical and bizarre humor Family Guy will not leave you indifferent.
- Year: 1999
- Seasons: 18 (not all available on Netflix)
- Episodes: 309
- Approximate duration: 21 minutes
While it may seem at first glance that Adventure Time is a children's series, nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, its two protagonists have many similarities to Futurama, and not just because Bender and Jake share the original dub. Thus, Adventure Time tells the adventures of Finn, a crazy guy who wants to go, and Jake, a dog with powers with an attitude that will be very familiar to you. Together they will travel through the Land of Ooo, meeting its different characters and experiencing less curious adventures.
- Year 2010
- Seasons: 10
- Episodes: 283
- Approximate duration: 10 minutes
Dirk Gently, Holistic Research Agency
It is the only live action series of the compilation. Of all science fiction series from the Netflix catalog, Dirk Gently is the only one who, thanks to his good English humor, keeps some similarities with Futurama. That's because this bizarre hologram-based detective agency hides a world of chaos that is as deep as it is eloquent.
- Year: 2016
- Seasons: 2
- Episodes: 18
- Approximate duration: 60 minutes
Love, death and robots
Do we leave one of the series for the end? more unique than Netflix. Assembled as one collection of short films, Love, Death & Robots is a little big anthology of science fiction stories related to tech. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes fatally comical, if your favorite part of Futurama was the dehumanization caused by machines, you have to try.
- Year: 2019
- Seasons: 1
- Episodes: 20
- Approximate duration: 15 minutes