Rick and Morty just wrapped its third season, but what about season four? Recently, co-creator Dan Harmon spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the future of the Adult Swim TV show.
From Harmon and Justin Roiland, the animated series follows the adventures of Morty and his eccentric scientist grandfather, Rick. The voice cast includes Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, and Spencer Grammer.
In the interview, Harmon revealed he’s about to begin work on season four and says there may be more than 10 episodes:
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.” 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. Because I never got this far [working on NBC’s] Community. I fell apart in season 3 of Community and got fired in season 4. Now I’m about to do season 4 of Rick and Morty and want to prove that I’ve grown.”
We haven’t thought about it but it’s animation and it feels like the kind of thing that would be easier to get going. But I could be naive about that. It seems almost like the kind of thing that you could dedicate some resources to while you were still making the TV show. Or knock a little bit of it out between seasons four and five and then finish it up. Who knows?