Oh my, we hate to be the bearer of bad news but according to a recent press release from Cartoon Network, the multi award-winning animated series Adventure Time is scheduled to end in 2018. This means that the ninth season that is currently in production will be its last, with a few special episodes scattered throughout 2018.
Adventure Time originally premiered on Cartoon Network in 2007, and became one of the most popular and well-loved series in its generation due to its clever mix of fantasy, humor, and even heartfelt drama hidden underneath a thin veneer of slapstick.
“Adventure Time was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories,” creator Pendleton Ward commented in the release. “We tried to put into every episode something genuine and telling from our lives, and make a show that was personal to us, and that had jokes too! I’m really happy that it connected with an audience for so long. It’s a special thing, I think.”
“Adventure Time changed the definition of what a kids’ TV series could be, and it’s had a resounding impact upon popular culture around the world,” said CN chief creative officer Rob Sorcher. “Cartoon Network Studios is proud to have brought together this group of brilliant artists and animators who helped make Adventure Time one of the most critically acclaimed TV series of a generation.”