Adventure Time: Distant Lands has been out for a while now, and needless to say, it has been nothing short of amazing. In fact, the show has done so well for itself that it is tough to even imagine how well it stood up to the shadow of the original. The show streamed its final episode back at the beginning of September, and since then, people have been wondering whether or not the show is going to return for a second season. And as you might expect, the answer is never so simple. And that is what we are going to talk about today.
I have personally enjoyed Adventure Time: Distant Lands a lot so far. It is a well deserved and well articulated addition to the Adventure Time franchise that really expands and adds on to the original without losing the identity of its own. And I’m really glad to have been able to watch it. While I would personally love to watch a second season of the show, there are a number of factors that would determine whether or not the show is ever going to make it back to the screen again. So without much further ado, let us get right into all the details and talk about the return of Adventure Time: Distant Lands Season 2.
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Adventure Time: Distant Lands: About The Show
Talking about Adventure Time: Distant Lands, you have to realize that it is a show that is based on the highly popular Adventure Time franchise that ended back in 2018. Produced by Adult Swim, the show took on some pretty mature themes and was widely regarded as one of the best of its kind by the audiences and fans. The show was based on the expression of these themes in a manner that was very cartoony and light at the first glance.
The show features iconic characters, Jake and Finn, from the original series, and expands upon them. Jake is a human cartoon played by Jeremy Shada, and Finn is his dog who is played by John Dimaggio. The show follows the adventures of these two characters across ten seasons and was widely endeared by the audiences before it ended back in 2018 with some pretty serious themes about death. At the time, it seemed that the show had ended for good. But Adventure Time: Distant Lands proves that it wasn’t the case, as the creative team came back with yet another triumphant show that expanded upon the universe that the original show had already built, this time in collaboration with HBO.
Adventure Time: Distant Lands is a direct sequel to the original show and manages to retain its originality while being a breath of fresh air at the same time. That is to say that while the characters are still original, the show and the premise are undoubtedly different, and so are the adventures. There are also new characters and story arcs to explore, with a lot of new stuff to discover.
The show was also received with a lot of positive audience responses and went on to become a great addition to the franchise. It is an amazing show in its own right and has been accepted widely as a worthy spinoff. And that is perhaps more than most shows manage to achieve.
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Adventure Time: Distant Lands Season 2 Renewal
While Adventure Time: Distant Lands has done well so far, it would not really be good to comment on the future of the show considering that it is dependent on a number of factors that are simply not small enough to discount. And these are ultimately the factors that are going to dictate whether or not the show is going to return for another season.
The first of these is the endorsement that HBO gives the show. HBO is undoubtedly a huge reason why the show has been successful so far. The network has built a reputation for offering amazing shows and any show that has its endorsement is bound to do well with the audience. And the same is the case with Adventure Time: Distant Lands Season 2. Only if HBO feels that the show is good enough for the network, will it give its endorsement and nod to go ahead.
Another factor that goes into this decision is the critical response that the show receives with its first season. HBO has a knack for judging shows by their first season performances and only gives the go ahead to those shows which it deems worthy of a second season based on how it is going to perform commercially. Needless to say, Adventure Time: Distant Lands is one of those shows that are doing really well in this regard and have been a favorite on the streaming service. So things look really good.
The last and the most important thing to consider is how the show performs over the next few months and how the audience responds to it. This is going to be a huge deciding factor and the network is definitely not going to consider a show that goes cold a few months after its conception. So it is going to be important to see how things go.
All things considered, I’m feeling quite positive about the next season of the show, and I feel that HBO is definitely going to renew it. In fact, I would be surprised if they didn’t. It is just that good and carries on the legacy from the original. And I’m really looking forward to it. I would estimate that the show would be released sometime in late 2022, considering everything that the network has done so far, and I’m really excited about it.
Adventure Time: Distant Lands: Final Words
Coming to the end, I would highly recommend everyone to watch this new beginning for an endeared franchise and to give it the shot that it deserves. If you are a fan of the original series, then that is an even bigger reason to consider it. It will surely appeal to you, and you are definitely going to enjoy it. Also, keep your hopes up for the second season, because circumstances are pointing to it.
Adventure Time: Distant Lands is currently streaming on HBO Max. You may watch it at the link below:
The show currently holds a rating of 8.8 out of 10 on IMDb, based on multiple user reviews. IMDb is our preferred platform for all movies and TV shows.
You may watch the trailer for the show here:
What are your thoughts about this new show? Are you excited for the second season? Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below.
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