After seven seasons, The Venture Bros. has been canceled by Adult Swim.
Creator Christopher McCulloch, who uses the pseudonym Jackson Publick on the show and on Twitter, announced the news saying, “unfortunately, it’s true: Venture Bros. 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.”
When speaking with Variety, Adult Swim said that they were trying to find ways to continue the story with McCulloch and co-writer Doc Hammer.
“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,” Adult Swim said in a statement.
According to sources, Venture Bros. may move to HBO Max as the possibility is currently being discussed.
The show was one of the longest-running original Adult Swim series, with seven seasons over 17 years. The pilot episode aired in 2003 and the first season premiered in 2004 with the final episode airing in 2018.
Venture Bros. spoofed superhero and pop-culture tropes and the lead characters were based on the Johnny Quest group. The show centered around the Venture family which consisted of teen brothers Dean and Hank, their scientist father Rusty, their family bodyguard Brock Sampson, and villains.
Many of the characters were voiced by McCulloch and Hammer voiced many of the characters with Michael Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Steven Rattazzi, and Dana Snyder.