Adventure Time could continue to grow on HBO Max, depending on the success of the Adventure Time: Distant Lands specials.
Speaking to IGN during Comic-Con@Home, executive producer Adam Muto was asked what’s next, if anything, after the Distant Lands specials have all been released.
“It’s kind of been opened up by being on HBO Max,” he explained, “just because it’s a venue that has different concerns than linear series. So there is a possibility that, if these [specials] go well enough, that they might expand it.”
Watch the Adventure Time: Distant Lands panel below:
The Distant Lands specials are four hour-long episodes set in the Adventure Time universe, each following different characters from the original show. They mark the first new Adventure Time shows since the series ended in 2018 with a near-perfect finale.
Muto was careful to say that the creation of further Adventure Time shows will be based on more than simply HBO Max wanting more, however:
“I think it just depends on a lot of things, like how well these do, and whether there’s enough ideas before it feels like we’re diminishing returns. Because that’s something we’re always worried about; you can come back a little too often, and then that was the one time that you should haven’t have come back. So you’re trying to find the right spot to just say, ‘That’s good, right there.'”
The next Distant Lands special will be Obsidian – centered on Marceline and Princess Bubblegum – followed by Wizard School and Together Again. IGN has an exclusive look at the first official poster for Obsidian, along with information about Glassboy, the new character who will cross paths with Marceline and Princess Bubblegum to kickstart their next adventure.