With the release today of The Venture Bros.: Season 4, Vol. 2 DVD and the Complete Season 4 Blu-ray, creator Jackson Publick has finally -- finally! -- made some major announcements about the series' future. That's primarily because he and collaborator Doc Hammer blab them on the DVD.
"It just occurred to me that Doc and I mouthed off about our big news all over the DVD commentaries, assuming when we recorded them in November/December that this would all be public knowledge by now," Publick writes on his Livejournal. "And since our fans seem to enjoy listening to the commentary tracks the day our DVDs come out -- and then immediately discussing them on the internet (FIRST!) -- this particular cat will soon be out of this particular bag anyway. So who better than this confessed cat person to deliver it safely?"
So what are those
cats announcements? He and Doc have signed a deal with Adult Swim for two more seasons of The Venture Bros. -- which includes 60- to 90-minute special.
"Don't ask me when we'll make it, what it's going to be about, or whether it'll be on TV or direct-to-DVD, because we don't have a clue yet," Publick writes. "Nevertheless: good news!"
What's more, the duo has officially begun work on Season 5, with a goal of having enough scripts "to comfortably begin pre-production by June."
And if that's not enough for you, there's also this gem: "We've been secretly working on an 11-minute Venture Bros. special for the past couple of months. A sort of light-hearted, one-off little aperitif we're producing and animating entirely in-house at Titmouse Studios in NY and LA. It will premiere some time this summer."
So, yeah: Go, Team Venture!