Aww, geez, Rick. Adult Swim has announced that Rick and Morty will be returning to the Cartoon Network’s adult-themed animation block in November with long awaited fourth season. This marks the longest break between seasons, as the finale of Season 3 aired in October of 2017. The announcement was made today at the WarnerMedia upfronts in New York.
Rick and Morty is the brain child of creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Roiland provides the voices of both alcoholic sociopathic genius Rick Sanchez and his teen grandson, Morty Smith, who go on adventures across the universe. The series is a hit with fans for its irreverent comedy and in your face style of storytelling. The series also features the voices of Chris Parnell as Jerry, Sarah Chalke as Beth, and Spencer Grammer as Summer.
Rick and Morty was recently renewed for 70 additional episodes, which will take the series up to a Season 9, which satisfies a prophecy Rick Sanchez made at the end of Season 2 in a rambling diatribe to Morty as the episode ended. Fans were thrilled with the news, as Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows on the network, raking in the highest numbers ever for and Adult Swim show, as Deadline reported.
Season 3 opened up a Pandora’s box of story possibilities as the episode, “The Ricklantis Mixup,” shook the core tenets of the show, and set up an overarching nemesis who has been working in the shadows since the first season. So between all the madcap adventures of Rick and his grandson, there is something darker happening underneath, and Roiland and Harmon are playing it cool with a slow burn narrative that is now driving the series. Not bad for an animated comedy aimed at stoners and college students.
Rick and Morty will return to Adult Swim for Season 4 this November.