I guess you can’t keep a good dog down. In a surprise announcement, WarnerMedia Group has revealed that acclaimed animated show Aventure Time will be returning to HBO Max for a series of specials. Four new animated hour-long films will be produced for the streaming service and expected to premiere sometime next year. The specials will air under the title of Adventure Time: Distant Lands and each will focus on a different character. The finale will reunite stars Finn the Human and Jake the Dog.
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said, “The enchanted world of Adventure Time has mesmerized viewers and critics alike as Finn and Jake right wrongs and battle evil. The addition of these specials to the HBO Max kids and family programming lineup is sure to make kids everywhere say, ‘Slam-bam in a can!'”
Rob Sorcher, CCO for Cartoon Network, added, “Adventure Time was a groundbreaking series and a creative playground for so many talented creative artists. Producing Adventure Time: Distant Lands for HBO Max will allow our studio to explore this beloved world in an all-new format.”
Despite the popularity around the series, I’ve never watched a single episode of it. I know of some memes related to it, but the appeal seems to have eluded me all these years. Whether or not the series ended on a proper note, at least fans will be able to take one last journey to the land of Ooo.
‘Adventure Time‘ Revived for Series of HBO Max Specials [The Hollywood Reporter]