Marceline The Vampire Queen’s Origins Revealed in ‘Stakes’

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The Adventure Time “Stakes” four-night special event kicks off Monday, November 16 8 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network.

It’s finally happening! Adventure Time fans will finally get the Marceline story we’ve all been waiting for with “Stakes”, a whopping EIGHT PART miniseries airing this week on Cartoon Network. We’ll get two episodes a night from Monday 11/16 to Thursday 11/19 and all eight episodes will air back to back on Friday 11/20.

I had the chance to interview the cast of Adventure Time and ask them some questions about this mini series at NYCC, so keep those eyeballs peeled throughout the week for the interview vids to go live!

Sink your fangs into more “Stakes” info via the press release below and be sure to follow Albotas on Twitter and Facebook for more funky freshness.

Press Release:

The Land of Ooo is back—and this time, Cartoon Network is answering the burning questions about one of its coolest and most mysterious residents; Marceline the Vampire Queen. “Stakes,” an eight-part journey into the diary of Marceline the Vampire Queen, is the latest in a long line of must-see’s from the prolific, Emmy® and Peabody Award- winning Adventure Time team. Viewers can sink their teeth into “Stakes” with a four-night special event beginning Monday, November 16 and concluding Thursday, November 19 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network.

Marceline the Vampire Queen wishes to be an undead, red-sucker no more, but can Princess Bubblegum concoct a cure? At the same time, five of Marceline’s most fearsome foes return from her past. What might her most powerful nemesis, the Vampire King, have in store? Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and their friends join the Vampire Queen’s fight against her immortal enemies. But for Marceline, the stakes have never been higher throughout these eight special episodes of Adventure Time!

Series regulars Olivia Olson (Marceline), Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), Hynden Walch (Princess Bubblegum) and Tom Kenny (Ice King) are joined by guest stars Rebecca Romijn (The Empress), Billy Brown (The Vampire King), composer and actor Paul Williams (The Hierophant), Ron Funches (The Fool), Beau Billingslea (The Moon) and Kyle Kinane (Cloud Dance). In her voice acting debut, Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar joins the cast as the voice of Marceline’s mother.

Cartoon Network’s original animated series, Adventure Time, has received numerous entertainment award citations over the years.  The series’ distinctions include the prestigious Peabody and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). In 2015, Adventure Time received its sixth nomination for the Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program and won for the episode “Jake The Brick.” Adventure Time has also received two nominations for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Animated Series (2014 and 2013) and a Television CriticsAssociation Awards nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming (2013). Adventure Time is created by Pendleton Ward and produced at Cartoon Network Studios.

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