‘Adventure Time’ Revived With 4 Specials At HBO Max
Finn The Human and Jake The Dog will return to the Land of Ooo, in four ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’ specials on US streaming service HBO Max it has been announced.
The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series follows the adventures of a Finn (Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (John DiMaggio) – a dog with the magical power to change shape and size at will, as they traversed the mystical Land of Ooo and encountered its colourful inhabitants. These four new one-hour specials will continue those adventures.
“The enchanted world of Adventure Time has mesmerized viewers and critics alike as Finn and Jake right wrongs and battle evil,” commented Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, 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!'”
The first two specials, “BMO” and “Obsidian” are set to premiere on the streamer in 2020 in the US, followed by “Wizard City” and “Together Again”.
- BMO follows the lovable little robot from Adventure Time. 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 that this time it is!
- Obsidian features Marceline & Princess Bubblegum as they journey to the imposing, beautiful Glass Kingdom – and deep into their tumultuous past – to prevent an earthshaking catastrophe.
- Wizard City follows Peppermint Butler, starting over at the beginning, as just another inexperienced Wizard School student. When mysterious events at the campus cast suspicion on Pep, and his checkered past, can he master the mystic arts in time to prove his innocence?
- Together Again brings Finn and Jake together again, to rediscover their brotherly bond and embark on the most important adventure of their lives.
“Adventure Time was a groundbreaking series and a creative playground for so many talented creative artists,” adds Rob Sorcher, Chief Content Officer, 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.”
Created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Adam Muto, ‘Adventure Time’ is a critically decorated show that garnered numerous entertainment awards and cultivated a generation of talent who have helmed such hits as ‘Steven Universe’, ‘Over the Garden Wall’, and ‘Clarence’. ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’ is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
As things currently stand, HBO Max is only announced as launching in the USA. There are rumours swirling around the internet about a possible launch in Australia and the UK, but nothing has yet been officially announced. If the service does not launch here, we would think there is a fair chance these new specials could end up on Cartoon Network internationally, but again, nothing is confirmed. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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