Alex Hirsch, the creator of Disney XD’s Gravity Falls, revealed on social media on Friday night that the next two episodes would be the last ones for the series. In a Tumblr post, Hirsch said, “There’s no easy way to say it so I’m just going to say it: Gravity Falls is coming to an end. There are two more episodes left: “Weirdmageddon II: Escape from Reality” and “Weirdmageddon III” which will be our hour long series finale. After that, Gravity Falls as we know it will be over.”
The animated show, which debuted on the Disney Channel in 2012 before relocating to Disney XD in August 2012, revolves around Dipper and Mabel, twins who live with their Great Uncle Stan in the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. The series has been a success and drew Disney XD’s largest audience ever for a regular series broadcast in Live+3 when the show had its midseason debut in July. Hirsch made a point to clarify that he was wrapping up the show on his own terms as opposed to the show being canceled:
“This is 100% my choice, and its something I decided on a very long time ago. I always designed Gravity Falls to be a finite series about one epic summer – a series with a beginning, middle, and end. There are so many shows that go on endlessly until they lose their original spark, or mysteries that are cancelled before they ever get a chance to payoff.”
That’s all he wrote, folks. At least the series is getting out while the getting’s good.