Adventure Time which started on Cartoon Network in 2010 will be ending its journey in 2018, the Cartoon Network announced on Thursday. The show is currently running its seventh season.
Adventure Time, created by Pendleton Ward, follows the post-apocalyptic adventures of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human through the magical land of Ooo.
“‘Adventure Time’ was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories,” the Variety.com quoted Ward as saying in a statement. “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 Emmy and Peaboy award-winning series will be completing 142 half-hour episodes at the end of its run. The show has become one of the cult series for its visual style, unique storytelling, and catchy humour. It has won six Emmys and two BAFTAs during is run over the six years from 2010.
According to a report by the Deadline, the “Adventure Time” will continue to air its content over the next two years in miniseries, specials and the ninth and the final season. The show has also brought a long line of celebrity guests including, Matthew Broderick, Neil Patrick Harris, George Takei, Andy Samberg, Laura Silverman, and Rainn Wilson.
“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,” Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network, said. “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.”
The premiere date for Adventure Time Season 8 has not yet been decided but it is expected to come back in late 2016.