Streamer moves ahead with all-new animated show featuring the hugely popular ‘Adventure Time’ characters; Adam Muto will showrun and executive produce for Cartoon Network Studios.
Fionna and Cake are coming back into our lives bigtime, as HBO Max has given the thumbs up to a brand-new animated series, Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake (working title), the next chapter in the hugely popular Adventure Time franchise. Based on the property created by Pendleton Ward, the new half-hour young adult animated show will star the fearless sword-wielding adventurer, Fionna, and her magical best friend and talking cat, Cake. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the 10-episode series will explore their relationship and the mysterious land of Ooo. Adam Muto (Adventure Time, Adventure Time: Distant Lands specials) will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
In the series, Fionna and Cake – with the help of the former Ice King, Simon Petrikov - embark on a multiverse- hopping adventure and journey of self-discovery. All while lurking in the shadow, a powerful new antagonist is determined to track them down and erase them from existence.
“Adventure Time truly broke the mold and earned legions of passionate fans in the process,” noted HBO SVP, Comedy and Original Animation, Billy Wee. “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.”
Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios president Sam Register 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.”
Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake, represents the next chapter of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time franchise on HBO Max, following its four critically acclaimed one-hour original specials, Adventure Time: Distant Lands. The fourth and final special, Wizard City, will be coming this Fall.