Adventure Time Executive Producer Explains The Series Finale Challenges

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Beloved animated series Adventure Time is soon to come to an end on Cartoon Network, and fans are already dreading having to say goodbye to the quirky characters they've fallen in love with over the years, and there may not be enough bacon pancakes in the world to help soothe the sting of the series' end. The good news is that there is a series finale event to air later this year (with an official date also announced). and Adventure Time executive producer Adam Muto was on hand at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the upcoming series finale and the particular challenges in putting it together. Muto had this to say:

It's everything you want, except for the people who don't want the things that we wanted. Endings are really hard, especially now when a show ends, there's so much pressure and expectations. There has to be so many things. You can kind of go crazy trying to incorporate all that. I feel like we found an ending that is satisfying without trying to answer every single question.

In case you were at all afraid that Adam Muto and the team at Adventure Time weren't going to put their all into creating something truly wondrous to close off this series, his comments at the Adventure Time panel at San Diego Comic-Con should reassure you. While the end of the series is still sad, perhaps the rest of the wait for the finale (and the joy of the rest of the episodes) won't have to be tainted by any bitterness. Yes, the end is nigh. No, the show will not end on a whimper. It sounds like fans are in for a bang.

At the panel, it was also announced that "The Ultimate Adventure" finale will air on September 3 at 6 p.m. on Cartoon Network, so fans should probably clear that day in their schedule now. This finale comes across as an event that needs to be watched and absorbed live. The wait for the finale isn't all that long, all things considered, but there should be enough time to emotionally prepare for anything and everything that could happen in the finale.

The room was packed for the Adventure Time panel, proving that plenty of fans were willing to brave the lines of San Diego Comic-Con for a panel hyping what remains of the final season. It's only fitting that the show got to come to Comic-Con in 2018; after ten seasons of a groundbreaking cartoon series, it more than earned the right to a packed house at the biggest fan event of the year. I'm just spitballing here, but I'm guessing the ratings for the finale will be quite solid for Cartoon Network. A big question is just how long it will take for viewers too tart clamoring for a reboot, revival, or sequel. This is the time to do it!

If you feel the need to relive some earlier seasons of Adventure Time goodness, you can find the first nine seasons of the series streaming on Hulu. There's more Adventure Time good news -- Adventure Time: The Final Seasons DVD will release on Tuesday, September 4 with Seasons 8, 9, and 10 included. That means the last three seasons will be available on DVD the day right after the big finale. For some extra streaming options, check out our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule and our 2018 Amazon Prime rundown. For some non-streaming options, you can find the best of the best on our summer TV guide.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.