The fourth and final ‘Adventure Time’ franchise special explores the backstory of mild-mannered occultist and loyal Princess Bubblegum assistant Peppermint Butler; show premieres September 2 on HBO Max.
HBO Max has just released a clip and new images from their fourth and final Adventure Time franchise animated special, Adventure Time: Distant Lands special, Wizard City, which premieres Thursday, Sept. 2. And any day with an Adventure Time announcement is a good day indeed!
The special follows Peppermint Butler as he starts a new life as just another inexperienced wizard school student. But when mysterious events around campus cast suspicion on Pep and his checkered past, can he master the mystic arts in time to prove his innocence?
Is this the true Candyman? You may think you know Peppermint Butler (aka Pep-But, Peps, or even Dark One), the mild-mannered loyal assistant to Princess Bubblegum... but do you really know him? There's more to this red-and-white bowtie clad master occultist than meets the eye: discover his magical backstory and explore the lore of Wizard City.
Based on the animated series Adventure Time created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Adam Muto, the Adventure Time: Distant Lands specials explore the unseen corners of the world with characters both familiar and brand new. Last year, the first of these specials, BMO, followed the lovable little robot on a new adventure to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. The second special, Obsidian, centered on Marceline the Vampire Queen and Princess Bubblegum as they confronted their rocky past to face off against an ancient foe. The third, Together Again, saw Finn the Human and Jake the Dog reunite to embark on the most important adventure of their lives.
Adventure Time: Distant Lands is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
Source: HBO Max
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