Over on the Twitter, Jackson has confirmed the news that Venture Bros. was cancelled, which includes the in-progress season eight:
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
However, Adult Swim has responded to the outcry with some small glimmer of hope:
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
What this may turn into remains to be seen of course, but it's possible the the show at least gets a proper sendoff in some format or another. Stay tuned!
Friend of the show Ken Plume made a couple of Tweets last night:
The Venture Bros. https://t.co/4AHq2cRagD— Ken Plume (@KenPlume) September 5, 2020
I have no further comment. https://t.co/cjcciIamSo— Ken Plume (@KenPlume) September 5, 2020
There's been no official confirmation anywhere as best I can tell, though a concerned reader did write me to let me know:
Anecdotally: I have a friend who works for Turner, and he says Adult Swim is facing a massive downsizing in staff, scope, and programming. This is all speculation of course, but I do have a bad feeling.
I have no way to verify any of this of course, and no idea what this means for season eight or beyond of the show.
The whole thing kicks off with "Dia de los Dangerous!" which airs at 5am on January 6th (the night of January 5th, if you're inclined). You can also catch replays of the end of season seven at the much more reasonable time of 12:30am on Sunday nights, though I'm not sure if they'll air the entire series in that far more coveted time slot just yet.
Welcome back, friends! This is your weekly discussion thread for this week's episode of Venture Bros., which is called "The Unicorn In Captivity". You can stream the episode over on Adult Swim.com right now or watch it Sunday night at the usual time and place, if you prefer. Either way, use the comments to talk about the episode, season or series. For the uninitiated, there will be spoilers in the comments, so you know the drill. Have an awesome weekend!