Adult Swim animated series The Venture Bros. has been cancelled – seven seasons and seventeen years after it began.
The news was confirmed by series creator Christopher McCulloch, who posted on Twitter that he and the team had received “the highly disappointing news a few months ago,” during which time they were writing season eight.
Unfortunately, it’s true: #VentureBros has been canceled. We got the highly disappointing news a few months ago, while we were writing what would have been season 8. We thank you, our amazing fans, for 17 years of your kind (and patient) attention. And, as always, We Love You.
— Jackson Publick (@jacksonpublick) September 7, 2020
The long-running series was expected to have another chapter; even McCulloch and executive producer said during Comic-Con 2018 that they were working on an eighth season that would hold ten episodes. Adult Swim, however, never officially announced it.
The pilot aired 17 years ago, which means the show was almost old enough to vote,” said James Urbaniak, who voiced a number of characters including Dr. Venture, Phantom Limb and Jonas Venture Jr. “It was one of the great gifts of my life [and] career. The fans were, quite simply, the best. Thank you, everybody. Go. Team. Venture!”
So, as it must to all, cancellation has come for The Venture Bros. The pilot aired 17 years ago, which means the show was almost old enough to vote. It was one of the great gifts of my life & career. The fans were, quite simply, the best. Thank you, everybody. Go. Team. Venture! pic.twitter.com/MPMAvWS6Z4
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) September 8, 2020
There does remain some hope for The Venture Bros. Adult Swim responded to the fan outcry with word that they are looking to “find another way to continue the Venture Bros. story.”
We also want more Venture Bros. and have been working with Jackson and Doc to find another way to continue the Venture Bros. story.
— adultswim (@adultswim) September 8, 2020
If this is it for the series, the show’s end will have been its season 7 finale – the 83rd episode – which aired in October 2018.