Cartoon Network has recently announced that they have greenlit the sixth season of the hit animated comedy series, The Amazing World of Gumball. The multi award-winning series is currently on its fourth season, with a fifth season scheduled to air from September 2016 in foreign markets followed by a 2017 rollout in North America.
For the uninitiated, The Amazing World of Gumball is a unique hybrid 2D/3D animated series that follows the hilarious and unorthodox adventures of the titular blue cat, as well as his idiosyncratic family, the Wattersons. The series is the brainchild of Ben Bocquelet and executive produced by Sarah Fell. The series is directed by Mic Graves.
As of Q1 2016, the series has already netted 165 million viewers all over the world, while also building a strong presence across multiple digital platforms. The latest mobile game Agent Gumball has already reached #1 in the iTunes charts in five countries and #1 in the Kids category in over 27 countries, while the EMEA-developed app Raibow Ruckus also ranked favorably in the iTunes paid apps chart in over 27 countries across the globe.