Rick and Morty Season 4 has been confirmed! Here's everything you need to know, from the release date to episode details.
Rick and Morty has taken notoriously long breaks in between seasons. It’s not as much of a rarity for hotly popular television shows as it once was, but fans certainly get antsy in anticipation for their favorite show to return. While we had very little information on the prospects of Rick and Morty Season 4 since the end of the last season because of some contract difficulties, it looks like those have all been straightened out.
Series co-creator Justin Roiland finally broke the silence on the negotiations with an Instagram post. The illustration states that 70 more episodes of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty are on the way. Going by last season’s 10 episodes, that’s potentially seven more seasons of Rick and Morty.
The official word from the network states that “Adult Swim has made a long-term overall deal with the creators that will include 70 new episodes of the critically acclaimed series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.”
Here’s everything else we know about season 4:
Rick and Morty Season 4 Release Date
Rick and Morty Season 4 now has an official release date…or at least an official release month! At WarnerMedia’s upfront presentation, they welcomed two very special lads to reveal the release month.
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) May 15, 2019
Rick and Morty Season 4 arrives November 2019! We don’t know an exact date yet but Adult Swim plans on screening an episode of Rick and Morty Season 4 at the second annual Adult Swim Festival on November 16.
Previously Writer Ryan Ridley, in an interview with The Detroit Cast, said it could be a longer hiatus than usual, since the writers haven’t even started on the fourth season yet. And why should they when there’s nothing going on with the network just yet?
“I know how long this show takes to write, let alone animate,” he said. “I’d be surprised if there was a fourth season on the air anytime sooner than 2019… late 2019.”
Rick and Morty Season 4 Episodes
Shortly after season three concluded, Dan Harmon talked to Entertainment Weekly about a wide-range of topics, including the prospect of filling out a larger episode order for Rick and Morty Season 4 and beyond. While season three was originally set to be 14 episodes, production delays because of their own self-described “perfectionist” tendencies inevitably led to a 10-episode third season.
Could Rick and Morty season 4 fulfil a larger episode order? Harmon seems optimistic, but wants fans to weather their expectations of the quality of an additional four episodes.
“I mostly blame myself for doing 10 instead of 14,” Harmon told EW. “I’m still learning how to do the show efficiently while catering to the perfectionist in all of us. I would like to think I’ve learned enough from my mistakes in season 3 that we could definitely do 14 now, but then I have to say, ‘Yeah but you’re the guy who says we can do 14 who turned out to be wrong so we’re not listening to you now.’”
He goes on to say they need to prove they can make the jump.
“The nice healthy way to approach this is I want to prove it with the first 10 of season 4 — prove it to ourselves, to production, to the network — that it’s so easy that we’ll earn additional episodes.”
Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows on TV right now, so Harmon knows what fans would say on the matter.
“I think the audience would vote unanimously for the idea of 14 episodes instead of 10 on the condition that 4 of them would be [Purge Planet level] episodes.”
Rick and Morty Season 4 Teasers and Trailers
It’s not necessarily an anime promo but it’ll do. Adult Swim has released another intriguing teaser for Rick and Morty Season 4 that presumably doesn’t contain any footage from Rick and Morty Season 4. Unless you anticipate this happening…
Rick. Morty. Rick. Morty. Rick. Morty. pic.twitter.com/kQPqGVQ62m
— Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) January 3, 2019
Adult Swim released a short clip of Rick and Morty Season 4 in advance of the show’s appearance at SDCC 2019. It looks like Morty and Jerry want to get into the app game and the alien Glootie (voiced by Taiki Waititi) is not much help.
Rick and Morty Season 4 Cast
Each season of Rick and Morty has the same relatively sparse cast. That’s what happens when your creator (Justin Roiland) also voices the two main characters among countless other folks. Expect Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, and Spencer Grammer to return and fill out the roles of the Smith/Sanchez family.
Harmon and Roiland also revealed to EW that Paul Giamatti, Sam Neil, Taika Waititi, and Kathleen Turner are set to guest star in the new season.
We’ll keep you posted on more Rick and Morty season 4 news as we get it.
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