After its three-year run, Gravity Falls will be airing its final episode on February 15, titled “Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls.” Fans of the Disney Channel series may be disappointed when its creator, Alex Hirsch, decided to end the show after only two seasons, but a new report revealed that the animator is already working on a new show set to air this 2016.
On his official Twitter page, Hirsch confirmed that they are done with Gravity Falls by Season 2, Episode 20. He also revealed that they are in the middle of developing an entirely new series for FOX.
The rumors are true! I’m cooking up some new strange projects for some new strange places. 2016 is gonna be a crazy year buddies
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) January 6, 2016
Gravity Falls artist Dana Terrace also shared that while they are thrilled to introduce new characters, she will definitely miss drawing the cast, especially Mabel and Dipper Pines.
Got an exciting new job but I still miss drawing these dudes. pic.twitter.com/vysrHK6M2N
— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) January 7, 2016
Fans were definitely excited with the announcement that Gravity Falls even trended worldwide following his tweet. Alex, however, pointed out that they are still in the pre-production stages. He added that after working for three straight years, they will be taking that much-needed vacation.
Well, my ride is here. Goodbye Gravity Falls! I’m headin’ somewhere new pic.twitter.com/qEmvZaW0tE
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) January 16, 2016
In November, Alex Hirsch confirmed that Gravity Falls will be ending after Season 2. While there had been rumors year-round that the show was being canceled, many chalked it up as a mere promotion to hype up the series.
On his Tumblr page, The Mystery Shack, Alex explained that contrary to earlier reports, Gravity Falls is not being canceled, it is just being finished. He added that the show was intended to be a finite series about one epic summer, one with a definite beginning, middle, and end.
Although the series amassed quite a following, to both Hirsch and the Disney Channel’s surprise, the creator insisted that they have always known that it will not go far much longer than two seasons. He explained that they do not want to end up like other shows that tend to run endlessly until they lose their spark, or worse, get the plug pulled.
The Gravity Falls creator added that he wanted fans to know that Season 2 will be the end of the series. Some people, however, restricted him from doing so, thinking that he may end up changing his mind.
Hirsch shared that he had a clear vision of how Gravity Falls should start and end, adding that he was grateful that Disney allowed him to fulfill his goals.
“I wanted Gravity Falls to have a mystery that had a real answer, an adventure that had a real climax, and an ending that had a real conclusion for the characters I care so much about.”
While Hirsch explained that he will not be working on any Gravity Falls-related stories, the animator hinted that there may still be room for a third season, after Episode 18, “Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls.” He added that they purposely did not answer all fan questions in the finale to make room for future projects.
“Will every single conceivable question ever thought of about Gravity Falls be answered in the end? Of course not. But that just leaves some material for any potential Gravity Falls projects in the future.”
Meanwhile, TV Line reported that a half-hour special on Gravity Falls will be airing on February 8, hosted by Time Baby featuring commentary from Alex Hirsch. The episode will be filled with fun facts about the series. A 68-hour marathon of all the episodes will also air starting February 12 at 11p.m. in preparation for the highly anticipated one-hour finale.
According to the official synopsis for Gravity Falls Season 2 Episode 20, “Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls,” Bill’s true motives will finally be revealed in the finale. It will result to a confrontation with the Pines family, which would lead to their “ultimate fate and greatest sacrifice.” Many fans believed that this could only mean that a major character will die in the finale.
Gravity Falls series finale airs February 15.
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