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.