Upcoming streaming service HBO Max is reviving things left, right and centre: Grease is getting Rydell High, Gremlins has been blessed with Secrets Of The Mogwai, and Gossip Girl has an an untitled sequel series on the way… Now it’s Adventure Time‘s turn.
According to TV Line, the streamer is set to revive Adventure Time for four hour-long specials following the show’s finale last year. The series of specials will be titled Adventure Time: Distant Lands, and will premiere on HBO Max sometime next year.
“Adventure Time was a groundbreaking series and a creative playground for so many talented creative artists,” said Rob Sorcher, Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network Studios. “Producing Adventure Time: Distant Lands for HBO Max will allow our studio to explore this beloved world in an all-new format.”
Check out the official poster for the specials:
The new series will take all your favourite characters, including Finn, Jake, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, BMO and Peppermint Butler, back to the Land of Ooo.
Each special will focus on a different character or set of characters. You can read the episode descriptions here:
Episode 1, ‘BMO‘: When there’s a deadly space emergency in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, there’s only one hero to call, and it’s probably not BMO. Except that this time it is!
Episode 2, ‘Obsidian‘: Marceline and Princess Bubblegum journey to the imposing, beautiful Glass Kingdom — and deep into their tumultuous past — to prevent an earthshaking catastrophe.
Episode 3, ‘Wizard City’: Peppermint Butler starts over at the beginning, as just another inexperienced Wizard School student. When mysterious events at the campus cast suspicion on Pep, and his checkered past, can he master the mystic arts in time to prove his innocence?
Episode 4, ‘Together Again‘: Finn and Jake [reunite] to rediscover their brotherly bond and embark on the most important adventure of their lives.
Adventure Time: Distant Lands will premiere on HBO Max in 2020. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.