Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time Set To End In 2018
Although the news will undoubtedly come as an unwelcome surprise to fans, the network made sure to note that today’s announcement will not have any bearing on current plans to air new episodes, specials and miniseries for the program before 2018. This means that Adventure Time viewers will have another solid two years of content before the series is retired after its impressive eight year run:
“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 Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “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.”
Said Ward: “Adventure Time was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories. 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.”
Executive produced by Adam Muto and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the ninth and final season of Adventure Time is currently in production.
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