Now this is spectacular news. Creator Jackson Publick has revealed the news that Adult Swim has ordered up a ton more of The Venture Bros. There’s seasons five and six coming up, a 60-90 minute special at some point and a special little 11 minute special scheduled to air this summer. That’s a whole lot of awesome!
Publick and Doc Hammer, the creative duo who have written some 98% of the series, officially returned to writing this week although Publick says they had a head start after coming up with a lot of great ideas back when they were wrapping up season four. They’re hoping to be in pre-production in June. Based on past schedules, we’re probably looking at a summer 2012 premiere for season five.
The short special due out this summer is said to be on the lighter side and something of a one-off, so I’d expect it to be similar to “A Very Venture Christmas”. It’s being produced and animated entirely in the US, between Astro Base Go! and Titmouse Studios (G.I. Joe: Resolute, among other things), unlike the regular series which is animated overseas. And since we know there are often writing and production delays with this show, Publick is upfront about having absolutely no idea when the long-form special might arrive or whether it’ll be a TV or direct-to-video project.