Adult Swim Cancels “The Venture Bros.” After Seven Seasons

Michael Sinterniklaas and Christopher McCulloch in "The Venture Bros."

The Venture Bros. won’t be returning for an eighth season on Adult Swim.

The show’s creator Christopher McCulloch, who uses the pseudonym Jackson Publick on the show and on Twitter, made the announcement on Twitter.

“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.”

The Venture Bros. aired on Adult Swim for seven seasons for 17 years making it one of the longest-running shows on the network.

The series was based on the Johnny Quest characters and it spoofed superhero and pop-culture troupes. The show featured the Venture family which consisted of teen brothers Dean and Hank, their scientist father Rusty, their family bodyguard Brock Sampson, and villains.

Creator McCulloch and co-writer Doc Hammer voiced many of the character with Michael Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Steven Rattazzi, and Dana Snyder.

Adult Swim told Variety that they hope to continue the story with McCulloch and 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.”

Sources have also reported that the possibility of Venture Bros. moving to HBO Max is currently being discussed.