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Adult Swim Cancels The Venture Bros. After 17 Years, Could Move to HBO Max

September 8, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Venture Bros

The long-running saga of The Venture Bros. is at an end after 17 years and seven seasons. Series creator Christopher McCulloch has announced on Twitter that Adult Swim has decided not to renew the show for an eighth season. All is not entirely lost, however, as Variety reports that there are very early discussions about a possible jump to HBO Max. The outlet notes that the possibility is still “far from becoming reality,” it must be said.

The Venture Bros. launched in 2004 and ran on and off on Adult Swim all the way up until its seventh season concluded in 2018. McCulloch noted that he and his writing team were in the middle of writing season eight when they found out the show was not being renewed.

The series featured the voices of Christopher McCulloch, Micheal Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Doc Hammer, Steven Rattazzi, and Dana Snyder and was a riff on Johnny Quest, following the adventures of the Venture family consisting of incompetent teen brothers Dean and Hank along with their emotionally insecure super-scientist father Dr. Thaddeus Venture and bodyguard Brock Samson. They faced off with a host of supervillains including The Monarch, Dr. Girlfriend, Sergeant Hatred and Phantom Limb.