Dipper and Mabel’s adventures in “Gravity Falls” will soon be over.
Series creator Alex Hirsch writes on his Tumblr that there are just two episodes of the Disney X D show left: Monday’s “Weirdmageddon II: Escape from Reality” and a yet-to-be-scheduled, hour-long series finale called “Weirdmageddon III.”
Hirsch writes that the decision to end the show was his: “I always designed ‘Gravity Falls’ to be a finite series about one epic summer — a series with a beginning, middle, and end. … 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. This is very unusual in television and a pretty big experiment, and Disney for their part has been enormously supportive.”
He implies, however, that the decision to keep the ending under wraps until now came from elsewhere. He and his fellow writers made the decision before starting Season 2, but he was “restricted” from saying so, “mainly because I think a lot of people were hoping I’d change my mind.”
“Gravity Falls” has been a strong ratings performer. Its summer premiere in July was the most-watched (2.32 million) and highest-rated (2.6 in kids 2-11 and 3.6 in kids 6-14) regular series telecast in the history of Disney X D.
The show joins these series that are ending or have been canceled in 2015-16.