New Rick and Morty Incoming
The divisive and massively popular sci-fi show, Rick and Morty, has had a long hiatus. The last episodes aired back in 2017 at the height of its popularity. We are now two years onward with a promised season 4 on the horizon. The labour of love for creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon has influenced internet culture in a large way with its morbid sense of humor. Slipping into popular culture with a movement for Szechuan sauce and infiltrating the world of gaming, the show has become a much-discussed cartoon series, for better and worse.
Despite mixed reception online, the popularity of the show is undeniable in volume of fans. Upcoming this November, those fans will have something to cheer over with the return of the space-faring pair.
Season 4 and More
A highly-anticipated debut for season 4 promises to set the standard for what fans have come to expect. Patented in its nature of sarcastic humour, combined with surreal visuals, Rick and Morty is boasting to be bigger and bolder than before. In this upcoming season, we are to be getting 10 episodes. Hints and suggestions have been made by the two creators in regards to the content. Nothing concrete has been given out just yet, but we will ultimately see conclusive finishes to unresolved arcs.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the creators had this to say:
“We’re rolling right into the next batch. The plan has always been to get them out quicker,” commented Roiland.
“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,” quipped Harmon.
The Future Ahead
During the aforementioned interview, both Justin and Dan mentioned time management as a big factor and seeing the bigger picture. In the writing booth on this occasion, they are already deep diving into the plotline of season 5. This comes upon the back of the unprecedented Adult Swim series order. Rick and Morty is expected to have 70 more episodes in the coming years. This is equal to 7 more years of Rick and Morty, should they maintain their current pace of 10 episodes per season. Writing for the future will be a great aid when they are moving forward with this amount of content to be produced.
Season 4 will be dropping on Adult Swim this November. If the momentum continues with this season, there is no end to what the future of the show or its creators may be.