Alex Hirsch, showrunner of Gravity Falls, announced on Tumblr yesterday that season two of Gravity Falls will be its final season and the next two episodes will be the last. On his blog, Hirsch had this to say:
“There’s no easy way to say it so I’m just going to say it: ‘Gravity Falls’ is coming to an end. There are two more episodes left: “Weirdmageddon II: Escape from Reality” and “Weirdmageddon III” which will be our hour long series finale. After that, ‘Gravity Falls’ as we know it will be over.”
Hirsch wanted to make it clear to fans that Gravity Falls is not another show prematurely cancelled in its prime. The decision to end the show was his, and the show was always going to end when summer ends in Gravity Falls.
“The first thing to know is that the show isn’t being cancelled- it’s being finished. This is 100% my choice, and its something I decided on a very long time ago. I always designed ‘Gravity Falls’ to be a finite series about one epic summer- a series with a beginning, middle, and end.”
“I wanted ‘Gravity Falls’ to have a mystery that had a real answer, an adventure that had a real climax, and an ending that had a real conclusion for the characters I care so much about.”
“’Gravity Falls’ was never meant to be a series that goes on and on forever. It’s meant to be an exploration of the experience of summer, and in a larger sense a story about childhood itself. The fact that childhood ends is exactly what makes it so precious- and why you should cherish it while it lasts.”
Hirsch hinted that while the show itself will end, it is possible we have not seen the last of these characters.
“Will every single conceivable question ever thought of about ‘Gravity Falls’ be answered in the end? Of course not. But that just leaves some material for any potential ‘Gravity Falls’ projects in the future…”
“I know that there will be many fans who will be sad to see the Pines family go, but just because I’ve finished the story I wanted to tell doesn’t necessarily mean we will never see Dipper, Mabel, & Stan again. It means that this chapter is closed, and that I, at least for now, am personally done telling their story.”
Gravity Falls is an amazing show and, while I am personally very sad to see it go, I am very happy for Alex. I am happy he got to end the show on his terms, which is something very few showrunners get to do. I am happy there will be an epic conclusion to this show and I look forward to seeing everything he will do in the future.
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank Alex Hirsch and everyone who worked so hard these past four years, to bring us one of the best cartoons this decade, perhaps even one of the best cartoons in my lifetime. Gravity Falls, as well as Alex himself, are an endless source of inspiration for me and so many other animation fans around the world. Thank you Alex, I can’t wait to see where you go from here.
Weirdmageddon II: Escape from Reality will air November 23 on Disney XD.
What do you think of this news? Do you see this ending as a good thing for the show?
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes