Did you love this week's Adventure Time episode, focusing on the post-apocalyptic adventures of Simon and Marcy, as much as we did? If so, then you'll be stoked to hear the episode's writer is creating her own show for Cartoon Network, Steven Universe.
Over at Indiewire, there's a great piece arguing that Adventure Time is the best SF show on television right now, live-action or animated. And at the end of the piece, writer Eric Kohn drops in the info that Rebecca Sugar, who wrote the episode "Simon and Marcy," is creating her own show. It was announced months ago, but somehow we missed the news.
Sugar started out as a storyboard artist on Adventure Time, but has gone on to write or co-write several episodes, including "I Remember You," the mind-blowing episode where we first learned about the past that Marceline shares with the Ice King. She's largely responsible for a lot of the best musical moments on the show, having written roughly 17 songs. She was on Forbes' 2012 list of 30 people under 30 in Hollywood. And this week's episode was her last work on Adventure Time.
So what's Steven Universe about? According to Cartoon Network:
Slated to debut in 2013, Steven Universe is a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of Steven, the youngest member of a team of magical Guardians of the Universe. The animated series was conceived as part of the shorts development initiative at Cartoon Network Studios, and is created by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time). Sugar is Cartoon Network’s first solo female show creator.
Besides Sugar, a lot of other cool people seem to be working on it. Storyboard artist Raven M. Molisee, who's worked on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, wrote on her Deviant Art page that she's working on the show, and added:
There are so many reasons for you guys to be interested in this thing, you don't even know. Ian Jones-Quartey (of Adventure Time and Venture Bros) is on it, Danny Hynes (character designer on Venture) and so many others. Lots of people who are new to boarding but coming out of indie comics, so their stuff is already really funny and full of life.
It sounds super promising, and judging from Sugar's work on Adventure Time, it's something to look forward to. Can't wait!