It’s been nearly two years since Rick and Morty wrapped its critically acclaimed third season, an excruciating amount of time for those of in need of a quick interdimensional cable fix. But fans should no longer fret because Adult Swim has finally revealed when we can expect to see brand new episodes of its hit animated series.
In an early upfront presentation to WarnerMedia Wednesday, the late-night programming block announced that the fourth season of Rick and Morty would drop this November. While details are scarce, we know the season will be comprised of ten never before seen episodes as part of a long-term deal the network has signed with series creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon.
Despite being a high concept cartoon based on sci-fi parody, Rick and Morty has become a rating success, and demand for new episodes has continued to grow. It was announced last May that Adult Swim had picked up the show for an additional 70 outings, a massive undertaking that’ll bring the series to 101 episodes. For those keeping score at home, this would mean the show will end with over three times the Rick and Morty content we have right now.
It’s crazy to think that a such a popular program has only been around for thirty-one episodes, as it feels like it’s permeated every corner of pop culture, even though Roiland and Harmon barely squeak out ten or so episodes every few years. Harmon has gone on the record to explain that since they care so deeply for the characters and storyline, they’d rather take their time to craft a great series than rush out content to capitalize on its popularity.
Considering the high quality of writing and slow production schedule, it’s safe to say Rick and Morty is going to be sticking around for quite a while. As such, be sure to check back here for updates on the series, including an exact release date for season 4.