Finn and Jake’s Adventure Time is coming to an end.
Cartoon Network on Thursday announced that the long-running series about a boy and his canine best friend will wrap after Season 9, Deadline reports.
The Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning series is currently in its seventh season, and will continue to air through 2018. It has been a staple on the basic cable network since its debut in April 2010, and at the conclusion of its run it will have aired 142 half-hour installments.
“Adventure Time was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories,” said 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.”
“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,” added Cartoon Network CCO Rob Sorcher. “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.”
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