Adult Swim Cancels 'The Venture Bros.' After Seven Seasons and 17 Years
Taking to Twitter under his @JacksonPublick pseudonym, McCulloch announced that the show had been cancelled while the writers were in the midst of working on Season 8:
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
According to Variety, Adult Swim had been looking to continue the series. There is a rumour that it may be sold to HBO Max and continued there, but it's apparently far from becoming a reality just yet.
The official word from Adult Swim is that they still want to make it happen. "We also want more Venture Bros. and have been working with Jackson [Publick] and Doc [Hammer] to find another way to continue the Venture Bros. story," the network said in a statement.
James Urbaniuk, who voiced Dr. Thaddeus Rusty Venture on the show, also paid tribute to the series on Twitter.
So, as it must to all, cancellation has come for The Venture Bros. The pilot aired 17 years ago, which means the show was almost old enough to vote. It was one of the great gifts of my life & career. The fans were, quite simply, the best. Thank you, everybody. Go. Team. Venture! pic.twitter.com/MPMAvWS6Z4— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) September 8, 2020