HBO Max has ordered a brand-new animated series, Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake, the next chapter in the hugely popular Adventure Time franchise.
The series is based on the property created by Pendleton Ward. The new half-hour young adult animated special will feature the fearless sword-wielding adventurer, Fionna, and her magical best friend and talking cat, cake.
The animated show is produced by Cartoon Network Studios; the 10-episode series will explore their relationship and the mysterious land of Ooo. Adam Muto (Adventure Time, Adventure Time: Distant Lands specials) will serve as show-runner and executive producer.
In the series, Fionna and Cake – with the help of the former Ice King, Simon Petrikov – embark on a multiverse- hopping adventure and journey of self-discovery. All while lurking in the shadow, a powerful new antagonist is determined to track them down and erase them from existence.
HBO SVP, Comedy and Original Animation, Billy Wee said, “Adventure Time truly broke the mold and earned legions of passionate fans in the process,we are thrilled to partner with our friends at Cartoon Network Studios to continue innovating and expanding the Adventure Time universe with this world class team.”
Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios president Sam Register added, “Adventure Time broke boundaries and was a shining example of how impactful animated storytelling can be. We are excited to partner with HBO Max to carry that tradition on to new heights, lands and magical worlds.”
Adventure Time was a Peabody Award-winning series following a boy named Finn and his best friend, a dog named Jake. The show spawned four one-hour specials. The fourth and final special, Wizard City, is releasing this fall.