HBO Max orders ‘Adventure Time’ spin-off

WarnerMedia streamer HBO Max has ordered a new spin-off to Cartoon Network’s fantasy animation series Adventure Time, following the characters of fearless hero Fionna and her talking cat Cake.

Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the 10 x 30-minute YA animation Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake (working title) will explore the friends’ relationship and the mysterious land of Ooo.

Adam Muto, who worked on the original Adventure Time and the Adventure Time: Distant Lands specials, will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the new series.

Fionna and Cake, with the help of the former Ice King, Simon Petrikov, will embark on a multiverse-hopping adventure and journey of self-discovery. All the while, a powerful new antagonist determined to track them down and erase them from existence, lurks in the shadows.

The original Adventure Time ran for 10 seasons between 2010 and 2018 on Cartoon Network and followed the escapades of Finn the Human and his best friend Jake the Dog in the land of Ooo. The Distant Lands spin-off launched on HBO Max last year, following the duo’s continuing adventures across four hour-long specials, with the fourth and final instalment, Wizard City, set to debut this fall.

Adventure Time truly broke the mold and earned legions of passionate fans in the process,” said Billy Wee, SVP, comedy and original animation, HBO Max. “We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Cartoon Network Studios to continue innovating and expanding the Adventure Time universe with this world class team.”

Sam Register, president, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, added: “Adventure Time broke boundaries and was a shining example of how impactful animated storytelling can be. We are excited to partner with HBO Max to carry that tradition on to new heights, lands and magical worlds.”

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