Mature Animated Series ‘The Venture Bros.’ Cancelled By Cartoon Network?

This isn’t exactly official, but someone from The Venture Bros. family has seemingly revealed on Twitter that the brilliant mature animated series may have been cancelled by Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. 

UPDATE: Show creator Jackson Publick has now made the cancellation official after making the following statement on Twitter. The show has now ended after 17 years.

Author Ken Plume quote tweeted a question about shows that were cancelled too soon and he stated “The Venture Bros.”, an official statement about the show ending hasn’t been made by the network at this point. 

When pushed to explain the tweet he responded with “I have no further comment”. 

Ken is the author of Go Team Venture!: The Art & Making of The Venture Bros. and seemingly has a relationship with the show’s creators. While this is only a rumor, Adult Swim hasn’t officially talked about moving forward with a Season 8 and the last episodes aired back in 2018. 

The comedic animated series has had a pretty large cult following after seven seasons that aired between 2004-2018 and is one of the longest-running shows on Adult Swim. I’m a huge fan of the show as it does some amazing parodies of classic Marvel Comics characters putting their own spin on them and other excellent pop culture references.

Venture Bros. has some of the best and elaborate design work of any cartoon series it would be a shame that if ends. I think if Cartoon Network has indeed decided against a Season 8 it might be a good idea for HBO Max to pick it up after the raunchy Harley Quinn series moved to the service from it’s original home at DC Universe. HBO Max taking over some stuff from Adult Swim wouldn’t be hard to imagine as it would build-up their animation portfolio.

The Venture Bros. chronicles the lives and adventures of the Venture family: well-meaning but incompetent teenagers Hank and Dean Venture; their loving but emotionally insecure, unethical, and underachieving super-scientist father Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture; the family’s bodyguard, secret agent Brock Samson, or his temporary replacement, the reformed villain and pederast Sergeant Hatred; and the family’s self-proclaimed archnemesis, The Monarch, a butterfly-themed supervillain. Initially conceived as a satire of boy adventurer and Space Age fiction prevalent in the early 1960s, it is considered to be an action/adventure series with comedy-drama elements.


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