If you’re a fan of Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, Princess Bubblegum and the rest of the “Adventure Time” cast, get ready for some sad news. Cartoon Network has announced the end of the series. Luckily, the show won’t be ending until 2018.
In an official statement released by the network, it stated that the final run of “Adventure Time” will feature “142 half-hours of content” which will include new episodes, miniseries, specials and “more.”
“‘Adventure Time’ was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories,” said show creator Pendleton Ward 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.”
Following the announcement, many fans on Twitter expressed their shock and disappointment about the show’s fate. “‘Adventure Time’ is ending, ‘Regular Show’ is ending. I’m running out of reasons to watch Cartoon Network,” wrote one Twitter user. Other fans used their favorite photos and gifs from the series to show their emotions.
Although Ward still writes and creates storyboards for the show, he actually left the series during Season 5. According to Ward, he quit the series because it was driving him “nuts.”
“Dealing with people every day wears on you. To spend that extra energy and time you don’t have, to make something that’s worth making, to make it awesome, wears you out. It’s a beast of a show,” he told Rolling Stone. “For me, having quality of life outweighed the need to control this project and make it great all the time.”
The series recently made its way to another network when it was part of a mini-crossover with Fox’s “The Simpsons.” During the Season 28 premiere episode, “The Simpsons’” couch gag got the “Adventure Time” treatment as many of the characters were turned into characters from the Cartoon Network series.