Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, And The Venture Bros Movies Are Coming

Adult Swim is reviving three of its most popular and unexpectedly canceled series.


Adult Swim has greenlit and will be producing three new movies based on its original hit series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, and The Venture Bros. According to a release, the movies will be released globally on Blu-ray and DVD and on TVOD (transactional video on demand) services for a 90-day exclusive window, followed by premieres on HBO Max and Adult Swim. No release dates for any of the films have been announced.

"Leveraging the power of WarnerMedia allows us to deliver original content to our amazingly dedicated and not-shy fans, while also giving our talented series creators an opportunity to tell stories in new and interesting ways," said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim.

The fact that each of these series is coming back in any form is both incredibly exciting and unexpected--but the biggest shock may go to The Venture Bros., which was canceled last September. The long-running series had Season 7 air in 2018, which unceremoniously ended a run that began with the pilot episode's release in 2003. It had been a couple more years since anything was last heard about either Aqua Teen Hunger Force or Metalocalypse, which were both canceled in 2015.

Brief synopses for each film were also included in the release, which are as follows:

  • Metalocalypse: The power-hungry TRIBUNAL unveils their secret and deadly "Falconback Project" as the world grows in embattled chaos and the menacing Doomstar breaches the Earth's atmosphere while the mysterious and twisted dissent of a band member threatens the future of Dethklok. Picking up directly after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth: Can Dethklok choose between their egos and the greater good of the world to embark on a gauntlet of dangers that will try their very souls and finally write the song that will be their salvation?
  • The Venture Bros.: Doc's latest invention will either bankrupt the Ventures or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them.
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force: A continuation of the hit animated series, fans will find out what happens next with Frylock, Meatwad and Master Shake, who consider themselves crime fighters, but the truth is they never fight crime.

As of this writing, it's unclear if these movies are intended to give each series the intended finale each creative team intended to provide for their canceled series, or might leave the door open to further sequels.

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