The Venture Bros. was Adult Swim’s longest-running original series. It only ran for seven seasons but aired from 2004 up to 2018. The show felt like someone took Johnny Quest and added some elements from Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law. It was a hilarious show with some surprising dramatic moments. The show was a staple of the Adult Swim block. As far as we knew, the show was renewed for an eight-season but had gone quiet since. Then suddenly, illustrator Ken Plume sent out a cryptic tweet that alluded to the show potentially having been canceled. Now, the show’s creator, Jackson Publick, took to Twitter to confirm that the show would not return for its eight-season.
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
It is hard to believe that The Venture Bros. has been canceled after all these years. The show was an amazing blend of comedy and drama that made way for other adult-comedy shows, like Rick and Morty or Archer. It certainly won’t be the same knowing that the show won’t return to continue the story of Dr. Venture, Brock Samson, Hank, and Dean Venture. This show was my own introduction to Patrick Warburton as a voice actor. These adventures were one of the first shows I watched on Adult Swim alongside the previously-mentioned Harvey Birdman. Adult Swim will not be the same without the endless wait for the next season. Maybe there is a chance to end the show with a movie special, or another network will pick it up. Still, as of now, the show has officially been canceled. Here’s a big thank you to Jackson Publick and his team for giving us this amazing run and cannot wait to see what other projects they might tackle in the future.