The long-running animated series ends after 17 years.
September 7, 2020
The long run of animated dramedy The Venture Bros. has finally come to an end. Creator Christopher McCulloch, aka Jackson Publick, confirmed the sad news to his Twitter followers this afternoon. The show aired its now-final episode in October 2018.
The series had an interesting run on Adult Swim. It premiered way back in 2003 but only ended up airing 7 seasons over the course of 17 years. The break between each season would typically be between 2 to 3 years.
Following McCulloch's initial tweet, Adult Swim's official Twitter account posted a message that they did want to see more of the show. It is unclear exactly what they meant, but they stated that they have been working to find some other way to continue the story. So there could be more to come.
A send-up of Johnny Quest, The Venture Bros. follows the misadventures of the Venture family. Its members consist of washed-up, underachieving mad scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his incompetent teenage sons Hank and Dean, their bodyguard Brock Samson, and their arch-nemesis and supervillain The Monarch.
Unfortunately, it’s true: #VentureBros has been canceled. We got the highly disappointing news a few months ago, while we were writing what would have been season 8. We thank you, our amazing fans, for 17 years of your kind (and patient) attention. And, as always, We Love You.— Jackson Publick (@jacksonpublick) September 7, 2020
We also want more Venture Bros. and have been working with Jackson and Doc to find another way to continue the Venture Bros. story.— adult swim (@adultswim) September 8, 2020
Very valid point. I stopped watching it so I didn't keep track. I watched it more back in 2009 or so.
That use to have really good programming block. And they literally created the whole Lofi music scene with their "Bumps"