Good things have a habit of ending before fans want them to, and that will assuredly be the case when Adventure Time closes up shop in 2018.
Fans still have plenty of new content to look forward to in the meantime, however, so there isn't any reason to get sad just yet. Cartoon Network will still air multiple specials and miniseries in addition to the final season (via Deadline).
“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. “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.”
Adventure Time didn't just appeal to children, though, and has endeared itself to legions of fans, regardless of age. Creator Pendleton Ward spoke to how the show has been received.
“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 tells the story of Finn and Jake the Dog, and all the interesting characters they meet in their adventures through the Land of Ooo. Aside from Finn and Jake, the series has introduced fan favorites like The Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, BMO, Marceline, and Lumpy Space Princess.