It’s been quite some time since we’ve received anything new on The Venture Bros. front. The last treat we got from creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick was “…The Story Of Shallow Gravy” back in last August. Yet, with Season 5 near, it looks like a Halloween Special is kicking things off.
More images and details after the break.
Publick noted that they’re nearly ready to enter into post-production with the new episodes, with the Halloween Special being the first one to tackle so the team can get it ready for an October air date.
“… we’re just wrapping up pre-production on season 5 of The Venture Bros. We ship our last episode (which is actually the second half of what will be the premiere episode) to Korea this week,” Publick said. All other episodes have shipped, and all of the art staff (except for few stragglers in the Color department) have gone home. We’re received take one rough cuts of the first two episodes from the overseas studio already and are expecting the third this week. Which means we’re about to start post-production. The Halloween episode is obviously the first one we’ll edit and deliver, since it has to make it’s October airdate (the official date has yet to be determined). JG Thirlwell has already completed his genuinely spooky score (we drew some inspiration from the soundtrack to Klute when we first met about this episode a few months ago) and we’re just waiting on some animation retakes from Korea before Doc works his magic on the titling and transitions and adds his special sauce to select sequences.”
“Doc’s currently on a train back from Atlanta, but when he returns to the AstroBase, we’ll no doubt start talking more earnestly about writing our planned long form special, to be produced some time between seasons 5 and 6. We’ve already had a lot of “big idea” discussions about season 6 as well, so I’m hoping we get to work on all of this stuff sooner rather than later and we don’t make you people wait 2 years between seasons again.”
Two years is a while to wait between seasons, but as great as the show is, I’d say the wait is worth it.