Adventure Time is being revived for a series of HBO Max specials

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Adventure Time, Adventure Time: Distant Lands, HBO Max"People get built different. We don't need to figure it out, we just need to respect it."

– Princess Bubblegum

Mathematical! After coming to an end in September of last year, it's been announced that HBO Max is reviving ADVENTURE TIME for a series of four hourlong specials! Titled ADVENTURE TIME: DISTANT LANDS, each episode will revolve around a different character or set of characters, with the final installment reuniting Jake the dog and Finn the human.

"The enchanted world of Adventure Time has mesmerized viewers and critics alike as Finn and Jake right wrongs and battle evil," said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. "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!'"

Created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Adam Muto, ADVENTURE TIME ran for nine seasons on Cartoon Network. During that time, the imaginative animated series had established itself as one of the most provocative animations of the past decade. Taking place in the land of Ooo, the show centered around the misadventures of Finn the human and Jake the dog. Together, the duo would explore worlds beyond our imagination, meeting a cast of endearing and deranged characters along the way. Often praised for its meaty subject matter, ADVENTURE TIME is notoriously known for pushing the boundaries of representation in animation.

"Adventure Time was a groundbreaking series and a creative playground for so many talented creative artists,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network Studios. "Producing Adventure Time: Distant Lands for HBO Max will allow our studio to explore this beloved world in an all-new format."

HBO Max has set a 2020 premiere window for the first two hourlong episodes.

In the meantime, you can check out the titles and descriptions for the ADVENTURE TIME: DISTANT LANDS episodes below:

"BMO" follows the lovable robot from the series. When there's a deadly space emergency in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, there's only one hero to call, and it's probably not BMO — except this time, it is. Premieres in 2020.

"Obsidian" features Marceline and Princess Bubblegum as they journey to the imposing, beautiful Glass Kingdom — and deep into their tumultuous past — to prevent an earthshaking catastrophe. Premieres in 2020.

"Wizard City" centers on Peppermint Butler, starting over at the beginning as just another inexperienced Wizard School student. Mysterious events on campus cast suspicion on Pep and his checkered past; can he master the mystic arts in time to prove he's innocent? Premiere date TBD.

"Together Again" reunites Finn and Jake to rediscover their brotherly bond and embark on the most important adventure of their lives. Premiere date TBD.

Adventure Time, Adventure Time: Distant Lands, HBO Max

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.