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Cartoon Network to debut new Adventure Time miniseries, six new shows this year

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One from the creator of The Amazing World of Gumball!

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Cartoon Network announced today that it is bringing 13 series to its network this year, including six new series and seven returning shows.

Included in that lineup is a new series from the creator of The Amazing World of Gumball, and a series based on a mobile game, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. But one of the more interesting announcements was that Cartoon Network would be airing a new Adventure Time miniseries.

The new eight-part series will follow Finn as he discovers what happened to the kingdoms of Ooo while he was away at sea in the last miniseries, Adventure Time: Islands. The miniseries reached approximately four million people when it aired, according to Cartoon Network.

Adventure Time’s new miniseries is one of the seven shows returning to the network for the 2017-2018 season. Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go!, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears and Mighty Magiswords will all return for new seasons. New shows include the aforementioned OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, which is inspired by a mobile game and will be turned into a console game this fall by Capybara Games, and a few more intriguing titles.

Ben 10 and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs are new, but based on existing IPs. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was a 2009 animated feature from Sony, written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, untitled Han Solo movie). Ben 10 has been the subject of multiple animated series and mobile games in the past.

Apple & Onion is the new show from The Amazing World of Gumball creator George Gendi. The show focuses on two best friends, Apple and Onion, while on their “incredible adventure of life” trying to make it in the world of big food, according to a press release.

Craig of the Creek is a new show from the creative minds behind Steven Universe. The show follows the main character, Craig, and his two best friends in a world where “tribes of children reign over tree forts and dirt bike ramps.” It’s described as an animated-action series by the network.

Lastly, Summer Camp Island, which is based on a Cartoon Network short, is created by Adventure Time’s Julia Pott. The show follows the “mysteries that Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog encounter at a magical summer camp.”

The new and returning series will roll out between now and 2018. The network has not announce any specific release dates. A full list of the new shows and their descriptions can be read here.