Fans have only just been given season four, but it appears that the creators of Rick and Morty have heard the pleas for a shorter waiting time (two years is too long!) and have answered our prayers.
Despite a modest smattering of episodes since its 2017 premiere, Rick and Mortyis one of the biggest shows out there. Imagine a weird hybrid of Back to the Future and The Simpsons with a dose of Family Guy‘s X-rated humour and you aren’t even close to Rick and Morty.
From genetically-engineered cats to pickle assassins, climbing inside a hobo Santa to being molested by a paedophile jelly bean, Rick and Mortyhas to be seen to be believed.
Roiland has previously blamed himself for the agonising wait between seasons. If you thought the two-year gap between Season 2 and Season 3 was bad enough, history repeated itself as we (still) patiently twiddling our thumbs for Season 4. Thankfully, the creators hype that work is already underway on Season 5.
Speaking to Entertainment Weeklyahead of this year’s Comic-Con International, Roiland said, “This new season will be 10. We’re rolling right into the next batch. The plan has always been to get them out quicker.”
Harmon added, “I think it’s safe to say without fear of being wrong that the gap between seasons 3 and 4 will be the longest and last time that it’s ever so long that it’s ridiculous.
“I don’t know how fast we can do it, but I know it will never be this long again. There were so many things that had to be settled before we even started season 4, and it’s really safe to say — as Justin says — we’re literally writing season 5 while finishing season 4 just to force ourselves to commit to a certain schedule.”
Even if everyone has their favourite episode, I’m personally a big fan of the “Interdimensional Cable” outings and hope there’s another one on the way. As for Season 4, the pair confirmed there will be an MCU reunion as Sam Neill and Taika Waititi join the cartoon caper.
After an uncertain future, Adult Swim commissioned Rick and Morty for a bumper crop of 70 episodes. This means that if we stick to the 10 episode per season format, Rick and Morty should make it through to an impressive Season 10. This could all change, but at least we know Season 5 is on the way.
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