A few years ago Olan Rogers teamed up with Conan O’Brien’s production company CONACO to create a new sci-fi animated series called Final Space. It was somewhat different from most American adult animated shows in that it took its lore seriously and was full of dramatic moments, not just comedy. Over the three seasons Final Space ran on Adult Swim and TBS, it gained a cult following hungry for more. Then the parent company WB merged with Discovery and you can guess what happened next.
As far as American cartoons are concerned, there’s nothing like Final Space, the cosmic epic that began on TBS but found a more fitting home on Adult Swim. While most animated series use comedy as their main focus, the situations in Final Space are often serious and carry some weight to them. The serialized drama element makes this show rather innovative among cable animation, and if you’re not a watcher, you should be.