Cartoon Network’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “Adventure Time” will come to a close after its ninth season, which is currently in production.
That 2018 end-date will keep originals on cable for a few more years, which works for the Turner-owned channel, as “Adventure Time” has been a TV ratings standout there.
“‘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.”
“‘Adventure Time’ was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories,” 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 cult classic cartoon introduced viewers to unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants, per Cartoon Network. The best of friends, our heroes always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat, and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart, depend on each other through thick and thin.
“Adventure Time” is executive produced by Adam Muto.