"The Amazing World of Gumball" set to return as both a film and a series

The comedic misadventures of Gumball, Darwin and the other quirky residents of Elmore are continuing with The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie! (working title) and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Series (working title).

The projects are Warnermedia's first original production greenlights out of London-based Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe (formerly Cartoon Network Studios Europe).

The movie will begin when Gumball's biggest fan finds the show's missing episode and accidentally opens a portal connecting his world to Gumball's cartoon world. Upon meeting his heroes, the super fan decides to team up with Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Richard, and Nicole to save them from a nefarious force overtaking Elmore, while inadvertently unleashing a threat of their very own.

Gumball creator Ben Bocquelet is directing and executive producing the film from a script written with Shane Mack (Coffee & Kareem). Sam Register, Vanessa Brookman, and Sarah Fell are also executive producers.

The film will serve as an “epic conclusion” for the original series, which wrapped up in 2019 after six seasons, while establishing the world for the new, upcoming series.

“Gumball is one of those rare characters who effortlessly seems to tell us the truth, make us laugh and unify people, and now Bocquelet returns to bring Gumball back where he belongs – on an interdimensional journey right back to the fans,” said Amy Friedman, head of kids & family programming, Warner Bros., in a statement.

Both film and series will be on HBO Max and Cartoon Network.