Cartoon Network is calling time on Adventure Time, cancelling the animated series after Season 9 in 2018.
With Season 8 premiering late 2016 and the previously announced ninth season currently in production, the network has confirmed the series will stop short of a 10th season.
Rob Sorcher, Cartoon Network CCO, said:
“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. 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.”
Added series creator Pendleton 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.”
Adventure Time will have clocked up 142 half-hours of content before entering the cancellation graveyard in 2018.