After 17 years and seven seasons, The Venture Bros. has been canceled by Adult Swim, creator and voice star Christopher McCulloch announced via Twitter on Monday.
“Unfortunately, it’s true: Venture Bros. has been canceled. We got the highly disappointing news a few months ago, while we were writing what would have been season 8. We thank you, our amazing fans, for 17 years of your kind (and patient) attention. And, as always, we love you,” wrote McCulloch.
Added star James Urbaniak, “So, as it must to all, cancellation has come for The Venture Bros. The pilot aired 17 years ago, which means the show was almost old enough to vote,” he wrote. “It was one of the great gifts of my life & career. The fans were, quite simply, the best. Thank you, everybody. Go. Team. Venture!”
Created by McCulloch, who used the pseudonym Jackson Publick on the show, The Venture Bros. pilot debuted in 2003. Across its seven seasons and more than 80 episodes, the series spoofed spy movies and superhero conventions, earning a loyal fan base.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Adult Swim said it hoped to “continue the Venture bros. story” despite the decision to end the series.
According to Variety, one potential future could be a spinoff for HBO Max. Cartoon Network, which has been home to Adult Swim programming for years, is a subsidiary of WarnerMedia.
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