Rick And Morty's Coming Back For 70 More Episodes, But Aw Geez, Don't Ask When

There was a very brief moment after Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon sent out a cryptic tweet about the show's future when fans were all but certain that the cult hit might not be returning for a fourth season. Turns out, though, that isn't the case.

Rick and Morty dressed to the nines and packing some heat. Image: Adult Swim

While Harmon later clarified that the reason Cartoon Network had yet to renew Rick and Morty was due to pending contract renegotiations, it still wasn't clear if and when the series was coming back.

Today, though, co-creator Justin Roiland took to Twitter to announce that there are at least 70 more episodes now officially in the works.

According to an official announcement from Adult Swim, the order for the new episodes are part of a new long-term deal with the network, meaning that the show has effectively been renewed for at least one more season, though it's likely we can expect more.

Additionally, in celebration of the new episodes, the Rickmobile is embarking upon a cross-country tour across the US beginning later this month, and making 50 stops where fans will be able to snag limited edition merchandise.

The question now is when fans can expect the new episodes to actually drop on Adult Swim, something Rick and Morty's production team probably isn't at liberty to reveal just yet.

Given how much time and effort it takes to produce animated television, it's probably going to be a hot second until we're traipsing around the multiverse with our favourite drunken super genius - and that's perfectly fine, because good things come to those who wait.


Comments

    I heard about this not long after the news that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is being cancelled. It's a day of mixed emotions. Wubba lubba dub dub.

    Let's hope we get more Season 1-2 than Season 3 episodes.

    So, 70 episodes. Does that mean 7 more 10 episode seasons, or bigger seasons over the next few years?

      I was wondering the same thing.

      Or (hopefully not) shorter episodes.

      Of one thing I am sure. He is getting a lot more money for these 70 episodes than the previous ones. I suspect there was some big negotiations leading up to this.

      The cynical part of me thinks that the 70 episode renewal is Cartoon Network locking Harmon and Roiland down. I don't think it means that 70 episodes will definitely be created, but that CN reserve the option to create 70 episodes. But then I know nothing about creative IP contracts and would be happy to be wrong.

        Assuming you mean Adult Swim and not CN. Or are they same beast?

          Adult Swim is a segment on Cartoon Network, which is in turn owned by Turner Broadcasting System.

      As long as we get more episodes as good as Ricklantis Mixup, I'll be happy (and I also did like Vindicators 3).

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