Metalocalypse Creator On Why Final Season Was Refused


(Metal Hammer) Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small has explained why he thinks his series never got its final season on Adult Swim. The show about fictional death metal outfit Dethklok first aired on the cable network in 2006. But Small's plans to wrap up the popular show were turned down by the channel in March 2015.

The move led fans to form Metalocalypse Now - a campaign to encourage Hulu and Adult Swim to co-fund Metalocalypse: The Army of the Doomstar - The Final Chapter.

But despite securing $2 million from backers, Adult Swim still passed on the opportunity. And Small thinks the campaign rubbed someone at Adult Swim up the wrong way - and that's why a final season was refused.

Small tells Loudwire: "There was no debate, there wasn't even a return phone call - it was a hard 'no.' It was about as hard as you can possibly get, which is kinda strange.

"Look, show business is show business - I can't really complain about it. What I need to do, what's important for me to live my creative life, is to stand back and look and go, 'Hey, I had a pretty good run at this show.'

"Someone was probably going to do this show before me and they were going to screw it up in some way, so I'm glad I got there first and I'm glad I did it the way I thought it needed to be done, so I'm lucky." Read more here.

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