‘Adventure Time’ Creator Sets New Adult Animated Series ‘The Midnight Gospel’ at Netflix

Eight-episode show co-created by Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell will launch in 2020

Last Updated: December 19, 2019 @ 4:21 PM

It’s time for a new show from “Adventure Time” creator Pendleton Ward! Netflix has ordered “The Midnight Gospel,” a new adult animated series from Ward and comedian and podcaster Duncan Trussell.

Ward and Trussell will serve as co-creators and executive producers on the show, which follows Clancy, “a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse simulator” who “leaves the comfort of his home to interview beings living in dying worlds,” according to the streaming service.

The eight-episode series is “set in a fantastical universe using interview clips from Duncan Trussell’s podcast, ‘Duncan Trussell Family Hour.”

Titmouse, the animation house behind Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” will serve as the studio for “The Midnight Gospel,” which is set to launch in 2020.

Netflix is no stranger to adult animated series, being the home of the previously mentioned “Big Mouth,” as well as “BoJack Horseman,” “Love, Death & Robots” and “Disenchantment.” So “The Midnight Gospel” will be in good company among the other offerings for grownups who like cartoons.

Ward is best known for creating the beloved animated series “Adventure Time,” which ran for 10 seasons and 283 episodes on Cartoon Network, from 2010-2018. In October, WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streaming service HBO Max revived the show by ordering “Adventure Time: Distant Lands,” four new, hour-long specials featuring characters from the original series.

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