It’s the end of the line for Finn and Jake. The Adventure Time TV show has been effectively cancelled. Cartoon Network announced the long-running animated series will end in 2018, Deadline reports. There are still plenty of adventures to be had, though. In addition to the ninth and final season of Adventure Time, expect specials and mini-series.
Created by Pendleton Ward, the cartoon follows a boy named Finn (Jeremy Shada) and his dog, Jake (John DiMaggio). Tom Kenny voices Ice King. Hynden Walch voices Princess Bubblegum. Adventure Time is executive produced by Adam Muto and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Season nine is currently in production.
Here is more, from Deadline:
Since its 2010 debut, Adventure Time has been one of Cartoon Network’s most enduring cult hits, spawning a passionate fanbase of both kids and adults and becoming an incubator for emerging talent, some of whom have gone on to create such hits as Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall and Clarence. It has also spun off more than 100 global licenses including an apparel line, a comic book series, toys and video games.
“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.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Adventure Time TV series? Is it ending at the right time, or should it have been renewed for a tenth season on Cartoon Network?