‘The Venture Bros.’ Has Been Canceled at Adult Swim After 7 Seasons

 

“The Venture Bros.” has been canceled by Adult Swim after seven seasons, creator Christopher McCulloch announced on Twitter on Monday.

 

McCulloch said he and the writers had been in the middle of writing season 8 when they received the news a few months ago that the show would not be returning to air. 

 

 

Sources told Variety that one possible avenue to continue the series would be moving it to HBO Max. That possibility is being discussed, but is still far from becoming a reality, sources say.

 

The show was one of the longest-running original series on Adult Swim, spanning seven seasons over 17 years. The pilot episode aired on Adult Swim in 2003, and the first season premiered in 2004. Fans typically had to wait between two and three years between seasons, and the final one ended in 2018.

 

 

The adult animated cartoon spoofed many superhero and pop culture tropes, and the main characters were a riff on the “Johnny Quest” crew. The show followed the Venture family, made up of incompetent teen brothers Dean and Hank, their insecure scientist father Rusty, their family bodyguard Brock Sampson and a colorful cast of supervillains, like The Monarch, Dr. Girlfriend, Sergeant Hatred and Phantom Limb.

McCulloch and Hammer voiced several of the characters along with Michael Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Steven Rattazzi and Dana Snyder.

 

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