Cartoon Network has announced that the network’s animated cult hit Adventure Time will come to an end in two years. The show’s ninth season, currently in production, will be its last, according to the Hollywood Reporter, with new episodes, specials, and miniseries debuting on the network though 2018.
That gives fans plenty of time to grieve for Adventure Time, which has attracted both young and not-so-young devotees for its offbeat sense of humor, oddball animation style, and genuinely great music, including favorites like “I’m Just Your Problem” and the endlessly catchy bacon pancakes tune. The Emmy-winning show, which follows the exploits of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human in the post-apocolyptic Land of Ooo, has hosted a slew of famous guest voice actors over the years, including Neil Patrick Harris, Matthew Broderick, and Donald Glover, to name just a few.
Creator Pendleton Ward, who also voices Adventure Time’s Lumpy Space Princess, told the Reporter: “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.”