As great as Ricky and Morty is, it’s an absolutely nightmare having to wait for some new episodes between seasons. Season two and three suffered from an awful 18 month break in between, and it’s something fans have always hated.
Thankfully, it looks like the huge breaks are going to become a thing of the past, at least according to Rick and Morty co-creator, Justin Roiland.
Speaking to Polygon about the 70 episodes just ordered by Adult Swim, Roiland said: “We‘re super excited that, for the first time ever, we’re locked in, we know what the future is, we have job security.
”[Dan] Harmon is in great spirits, we have a great writer’s room. We want the episodes to stay good, but we do also want to try to turn them around a little quicker now that we have this big order, I think it gives us the ability to be faster. We’re not going to do these long breaks, these chasms in between seasons anymore. We’re going to schedule vacation time and just keep the machine going. It’s going to be really cool.”
Speaking on the success of the show, Roiland added: “I can’t believe the merch, how big it’s become,
“I’m waiting for it to be like, ‘That’s enough. Get it out of my face now.’ But hopefully if we put out really smart, funny episodes, we’ll be able to ride that wave.”
I’m just going to come out and say it: There is absolutely no reason why Rick and Morty should be taking 2/3 year breaks between seasons. The production value of the show isn’t even that high end for all of that. And for only 10 episodes per season too? They’re moving mad.
— HYS&B (@SosoTheWanderer) February 10, 2019
Rick and Morty season four is set to begin late 2019.
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