One of The Land of Ooo’s most intriguing characters, Marceline the Vampire Queen, is at the center of Cartoon Network’s newest programming event Stakes, an eight-part Adventure Time miniseries set to air over four consecutive nights in November.
Airing from Monday, November 16 to Thursday, November 19 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), the special takes an in-depth look at the diary of Marceline (voiced by series regular Olivia Olson) and reveals her desire to become mortal.
The series kicks off as Princess Bubblegum (Hynden Walch) looks to find a cure for Marceline, but the, er, stakes are raised when the Vampire Queen’s immortal enemies show up to do battle with Marceline, Bubblegum, Finn, Jake and their friends.
Stakes‘ voice cast features series regulars including Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake) and Tom Kenny (Ice King), as well as 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).
Steven Universe showrunner Rebecca Sugar is also making her voice-acting debut as Marceline’s mother.
The special event marks Cartoon Network’s second foray into the miniseries format after the ratings success of last year’s Over the Garden Wall.
A third miniseries, Long Live the Royals, is also expected to air before the end of the year.
Created by Pendleton Ward and produced at Cartoon Network Studios, Adventure Time has earned numerous distinctions over the years including an Emmy, BAFTA and Peabody Award.