While several TV shows have had the axe swung on them in recent weeks, now comes the sad news that The Venture Bros. is coming to an end after seven seasons.
This cancellation was rumoured a few weeks ago, and now creator Christopher McCulloch (aka Jackson Publick) and Dr. Rusty Venture actor James Urbaniak took to Twitter to confirm the news.
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
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
Interestingly, Adult Swim likewise took to social media to express their wish to continue working with McCulloch and fellow The Venture Bros. creative Doc Hammer, possibly on more outings for those Ventures.
We also want more Venture Bros. and have been working with Jackson and Doc to find another way to continue the Venture Bros. story.— adultswim (@adultswim) September 8, 2020
The Venture Bros. began life with a pilot episode way back in early 2013, with the show then premiering a full debut season in August 2004. Centred on bumbling teenagers Hank and Dean Venture and a slew of brilliant supporting players in a world of heroes, villains and science, The Venture Bros. went on to become a huge favourite of many due to its humour and oft-satirical slant.
With the series’ seventh season concluding in October 2018, it was announced that The Venture Bros. had been renewed for an eighth year. Despite several scripts already written for Season Eight, the decision has now been made to cancel the show.