"The Midnight Gospel": Netflix Lands Adult Animated Series from "Adventure Time" Creator Pendleton Ward, Comedian Duncan Trussell

While the adventures of Jake and Finn are continuing on at another streaming service (more on that below), Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward is teaming with comedian Duncan Trussell for some adult animated adventuring over at Netflix. Co-created and executive produced by Ward and Trussell, The Midnight Gospel introduces viewers to Clancy, a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse simulator who leaves the comfort of his home to interview beings living in dying worlds.

Set in a fantastical universe, The Midnight Gospel utilizes interview clips from Trussell's podcast, Duncan Trussell Family Hour – with Titmouse serving as the animation studio. The eight-episode animated series is expected to debut some time in 2020 – but here's a pair of preview images to get things going:

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the midnight gospel

The adventures of unlikely heroes Finn and Jake are far from over – they're just cutting the cord on their old lives and heading on over to HBO Max. WarnerMedia's new streaming service has given the "thumbs up" to four one-hour specials under the banner of Adventure Time: Distant Lands, with two of the specials set to premiere in 2020.

HBO Max's specials will continue the tales of Adventure Time that captured imaginations and introduced our best buds, who travel the mystical Land of Ooo with a family of colorful characters that millions of viewers have grown to love.

These four new specials will continue the Adventure Time stories that captured imaginations and introduced unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, best buds who traversed the mystical Land of Ooo and encountered its colorful inhabitants.

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Here's a look at what HBO Max has to say about the four specials:

● "BMO" follows the lovable little robot from Adventure Time. When there's a deadly space emergency in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, there's only one hero to call, and it's probably not BMO. Except that this time it is!

● "Obsidian" features Marceline & Princess Bubblegum as they journey to the imposing, beautiful Glass Kingdom—and deep into their tumultuous past—to prevent an earthshaking catastrophe.

● "Wizard City" follows Peppermint Butler, starting over at the beginning, as just another inexperienced Wizard School student. When mysterious events at the campus cast suspicion on Pep, and his checkered past, can he master the mystic arts in time to prove his innocence?

● "Together Again" brings Finn and Jake together again, to rediscover their brotherly bond and embark on the most important adventure of their lives.

"BMO" and "Obsidian" are set to premiere on the streamer in 2020, followed by "Wizard City" and "Together Again".

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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