'Adventure Time' to end in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – It's a sad day for kids and kids-at-heart – Adventure Time is ending!

According to reports by Deadline, Entertainment Weekly, and The Wrap, Cartoon Network announced on Thursday, September 29, that their Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning series will end on its 9th season in 2018.

According to Deadline, Adventure Time content, including specials and miniseries, will continue to air on Cartoon Network for the next two years.

EW reported that the upcoming content will encompass 142 half-hours.

"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 in a statement.

Adventure Time, a post-apocalyptic fairytale series, was created by Pendleton Ward. Officially released in 2010, it follows Finn the Human (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother, Jake the Dog (voiced by John DiMaggio) as they traverse the Land of Ooo.

On the series' end, Pendleton said, "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 is executive produced by Adam Muto, and its final season is currently in production. – Rappler.com