Wubba lubba dub dub, eh? Where my Harmonians out there? I love Community and, back in college, Rick and Morty was a grand old time, especially watching it stone-cold sober, as I’ve never done drugs. Drugs are bad, but Adult Swim’s cartoon output is great. Fans, however, can be troublesome, as season 3 of the hit series was besmirched by aggressive folks doing dumb shit in the name of a TV show.
However, this time around, Adult Swim seems to have a handle on fan expectations, as they’ve posted images from the still-in-the-works season online for all to see. This precedes the panel that the showrunners are having at the upcoming 2019 San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, building hype to unseen proportions. The fourth season is due out this fall, so the big advertising push would start now, logically.
The images, seen below, show Rick galloping through a serene scene, a tranquil field, with his immediately recognizable spaceship off in the distance behind him. The second shot, meanwhile, again shows Rick, this time in the company of some menacing-looking lizardfolk. Probably drug buddies of his, snorting that crystal shit again, woo boy.
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Perhaps all of our (i.e. my) questions will be answered at that panel coming up. For the curious though, here’s the official release for it:
Wubba lubba dub dub! The Emmy Award–winning series Rick and Morty is back for a highly anticipated fourth season, premiering November on Adult Swim. Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). and Chris Parnell (Archer) invite fans to take a look at what they have cooking for the new season. Moderated by Rob Schrab (Creepshow, Community).
Rick and Morty caught attention for its improvised voice acting, tight animation and even tighter story arcs. It felt different than many of its peers and even into its third season, still pushed boundaries for what animated shows can do with characters. Some gags have been played out by now, sure, and the rabid fans may have made it borderline embarrassing to loudly proclaim to like it, but I still enjoy Dan Harmon’s work, even if I don’t really listen to Harmontown anymore.
Perhaps, cautiously, I’ll dip my toe back into the Rick and Morty pool this fall. We’ll see.