‘Adventure Time’ Ending After Ninth Season Airs in 2018
Cartoon Network’s cult hit Adventure Time will officially end after its ninth season airs in 2018. The final season is currently in production, the show will air new half-hour episodes, specials and more between now and its finale two years from now.
The show premiered in 2010 and drew in 2.6 million viewers for its first episode. The surreal show follows best friends Finn and Jake as they traverse the Land of Ooo. The show became a pop culture phenomenon over the last six years with its clothing line, comic books and other products as well as numerous guest stars, including Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris and more.
“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,” Cartoon Network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher said in a statement, via The Hollywood Reporter. The show will bow after 142 half-hour episodes.
“Adventure Time was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories,” the show’s creator Pendleton Ward added. “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.”
The show has won six Emmy Awards over the course of its run and has also received BAFTA and Annie Awards. In 2013, an episode was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival Shorts Film Program.