Steven Universe will end for real this March.
The Cartoon Network series premiered in 2013. Though the main series wrapped up with season 5 last January, the characters and story of Steven Universe continued on. A musical TV movie, taking place two years after the end of the show, followed in August, with an epilogue series Steven Universe Future premiering in December. Next month, the last 10 episodes of Steven Universe Future will air on Cartoon Network. The first will premiere on March 6, airing every Friday a four-part series finale on March 27.
The bulk of the show’s conflict resolved last year with the fifth season finale. Steven Universe: The Movie introduced the possibility of lingering antagonists in the world, though the epilogue series has divided its time between confronting final loose ends, exploring the fallout of “happily ever after,” and diving into Steven’s residual trauma.
In a press release, creator Rebecca Sugar spoke warmly about the show’s ending and her time working on it.
“I’m so excited for the final episodes of Steven Universe Future to be out in the world, and so grateful to our audience for supporting our show for all these years. It has been an eye-opening experience to meet the community that has come together around the show: I have been so moved, and I have felt so seen. I have always been a firm believer in the power of cartoons, and these days it’s undeniable: the friendships forged over this show, the artists inspired to draw, the families that watched together and saw each other in these characters, fill me with awe and renew my love of animation every day. Though our epilogue series is coming to a close, please trust that like us, these characters will always be growing, changing, and supporting each other. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for watching our show.”