It looks like everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic aardvark is finally retiring his iconic yellow sweater. “Arthur,” the longest-running children’s cartoon in US TV history, is slated to end next year after its upcoming 25th season.
“In the winter of 2022, the 25th and final season of ‘Arthur’ will debut,” Carol Greenwald, the PBS series’ executive producer, told IGN in an email.
The bombshell was first dropped during a July 13 episode of the “Finding D.W.” podcast with Kathy Waugh, the writer and editor who originally developed the program for PBS from the hit kids books by Marc Brown.
“’Arthur’ is no longer in production,” the “Curious George” screenwriter told host Jason Szwimer, adding that the team had actually “wrapped” production on the series’ final episode “two years ago.”
Arthur will continue to be available on PBS KIDS for years to come – PBS KIDS is continuing to work together on additional ‘Arthur’ content, sharing the lessons of Arthur and his friends in new ways.