It’s time to say farewell to Adventure Time.
The Cartoon Network just announced that the popular animated series — which first premiered in 2010 — will be ending once and for all. The good news, however, is that it won’t go off the air until 2018.
“Adventure Time was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories,” creator Pendleton Ward said in a statement on Wednesday that Entertainment Weekly reported.
According to the network, the final run of the sci-fi fantasy, post-apocalyptic series which followed the adventures of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human — will have “142 half-hours of content.”
“We tried to put into every episode something genuine and telling from our lives, and make a show that was personal to us, and that had jokes too! I’m really happy that it connected with an audience for so long. It’s a special thing, I think.”
It’s the passion and humor of Ward and the show’s writers that has made the cartoon such a major success. Although saying goodbye to Adventure Time will be bittersweet for fans, you can look forward to more hilarious jokes and more of the show’s mythology to be unveiled in the final two seasons.
Now all you need to do is prepare yourself for the end and get ready for more adventures with Finn and Jake as they continue to help protect the citizens of the Land of Ooo. You never know what you’ll learn about characters like Peppermint Butler or the King of Mars, but at least you have a few more years to find out!
Adventure Time is currently in its seventh season on Cartoon Network.