Fans of the Rick and Morty TV show have been waiting for word on a fourth season renewal for awhile and today, they got their answer. Adult Swim has ordered a whopping 70 new episodes of the animated series. It’s unclear how many seasons this order will encompass (the first three seasons have produced 31 episodes, combined) but one thing’s for sure, this odd couple of characters aren’t going away soon.
Here’s the press release, as well as announcements from the creators:
Multiverse Rejoices as Adult Swim Makes Long-Term Deal For “Rick and Morty”
Seventy New Episodes Will Keep Fans Schwifty For Years To Come
Fans all over the multiverse can rest easy tonight, as show creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland announced while taking a shower this morning on Instagram, that they are heading back to work on their hit animated series, Rick and Morty. 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.
Deemed what a “modern day hit” looks like, Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 with millennials and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, live streaming, retail, and fan experiences.
In celebration of the deal, fans can look forward to the return of the highly successful country-wide tour of the Rickmobile, which hits the road on May 17th starting in Atlanta, GA. The one-of-a-kind mobile pop-up shop will be offering new exclusive, custom-designed show collectibles at more than 50 stops, including San Diego Comic Con in July.
Adult Swim continues to be the #1 cable destination for young adults, changing the game with one of a kind programming and producing innovative and immersive fan experiences with Adult Swim on the Green and the upcoming Adult Swim Festival in October.
*(Source: Nielsen, period 12/26-9/17/2017 Live+7, premieres only, based on delivery, English Broadcast and Ad-Supported Cable, >1 Telecasts)
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More Rick and Morty coming. Looking forward to all the tweets asking where it is! #theydrawingit pic.twitter.com/KZild3B9rP— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) May 10, 2018
What do you think? Do you like the Rick and Morty TV show? How many seasons do you think this series can run? Should this 70 episode order be the end?
I am really amazed at this. Not since “The Big Bang Theory” have I ever heard of an order for THAT many episodes. I never got the time to check out “Rick and Morty”, though. Will I ever get the chance to check out “Rick and Morty” before the last episodes of this renewal air? We shall see…