It’s been a long time in the works, but you can finally set a date: the next season of Rick & Morty is coming.
Adult Swim announced the new season would go live this November. It’s been a long time coming: the show, which was renewed for a staggering 70 episodes, was bogged down last year over protracted negotiations. Co-creator Dan Harmon explained in a GQ profile that talks were dragged out so that him and Justin Roiland could get enough security so the pair didn’t have to rely on contract jobs for other shows while making a new season.
“The reason we’re not working on Rick and Morty right now ain’t because I figured out that I don’t need to impress you,” Harmon said at the time. “It’s because of a little something called contract negotiations and it’s gotten complicated this time around.”
The deal has meant that the pair are able to more fully focus on their animated series, which has become a cult classic since it launched.
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) May 15, 2019
Whenever the show decides to launch in November, at least we know there will be plenty of Rick & Morty to follow. There were 10 episodes in season 3, so the renewal means we should at least get seven more seasons (or five or six slightly fuller ones). And with the improved conditions, there should be less breaks and delays between each season.