As much as I hate to admit it, we've begun to reach the end of an era, as Cartoon Network's Adventure Time has slowly but surely started to wind down to its ultimate finale. The post-apocalyptic series is set to end in 2018, but not before giving us a few more awesome adventures. And with the upcoming debut of Adventure Time: Islands soon approaching, the 8-episode miniseries could turn out to be one of the coolest journeys into this universe that we have ever seen. Islands will dig incredibly deep for its story, and now it seems that the miniseries will even tell us what happened to the humans in the Land of Ooo.
According to a recent report from Pitchfork, it seems that the upcoming miniseries, Adventure Time: Islands, will help flesh out some of the Adventure Time lore and help explain one of the series' biggest mysteries: whatever happened to the humans? Over the course of Jake and Finn's upcoming adventure, Islands will expand that topic in unprecedented ways and help us understand the mythology of this universe even more. Knowing the way this show treats its stories, we can likely expect it to be highly fantastical, with underlying hints of intense darkness sprinkled throughout. I expect to laugh and cry in equal measure.
As of right now, the only two humans who appear on Adventure Time are Finn and Susan Strong. Throughout the course of the series, it has been regularly hinted that the vast majority of humans were driven to extinction during a nuclear apocalypse known as The Mushroom War, but we've seldom seen real glimpses of that. Several human hybrids exist in this universe -- such as Marceline the Vampire and The Ice King -- but Finn really represents the only human to be consistently depicted in this world since the inception of the series.
At this point it remains unclear exactly how the upcoming miniseries will flesh out the story of the humans. Whether or not Islands will show us a group of humans that still exists in the Adventure Time universe or simply show how all of them became extinct in the first place, the Adventure Time mythos will quite literally never be the same once that particular detail has officially been unveiled by the series.
You can check out the opening title sequence for Adventure Time: Islands below to get a better look at the upcoming miniseries for yourself:
As always, CinemaBlend will bring you the latest and greatest Adventure Time news as more information becomes available to us. The Adventure Time: Islands miniseries will be available on DVD on January 24, and the 8-episode event will air from January 30 to February 2 on Cartoon Network. Make sure to check out our midseason premiere guide for more information related to all of the most highly anticipated spring television debuts!