Wander Over Yonder creator Craig McCracken announced today via his Tumblr that the current season of Wander will be its last. McCracken said that while his team had plans in place for a third season, higher up executives at Disney Animation chose not to continue the series.
“About a year ago we presented a pitch for a season 3 arc that promised to bring our characters together in new, unexpected, and hilarious ways. And just as S2 evolved from S1, we had a really exciting approach to evolving S3 even further. We had plans for new characters, the return of old characters, and even a bit of backstory! We were all really excited about the new direction and so were our bosses at DisneyXD and TVA.”
“Unfortunately, the higher up bosses of bosses of bosses at Disney decided not to continue with the show. It’s not that they didn’t like Wander, they just felt that 2 seasons and 80 cartoons was enough and they didn’t see the need to produce any more.”
This decision apparently had nothing to do with Wander‘s ratings or popularity, or even the fact that the show recently won the Annie for Outstanding Children’s Series. The decision had been made before the season two premiere even aired.
“This decision had nothing to do with the ratings performance of S2. Truth be told, we were informed that we wouldn’t be continuing before S2 even premiered.”
Despite the bad news, McCracken is still trying to look at the bright side.
“I know this news is kind of a bummer, but the recent surge in fandom from My Fair Hatey along with our win at the Annie’s for Outstanding Children’s Series has really made me and the whole Wander team feel that we are ending on a high note!”
Wander Over Yonder currently has seven episodes remaining, and the series finale is expected to air sometime in June.
What do you think of this news? Are you surprised at this turn of events, or do you think this is a good time to end the show?
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes