Rick and Morty are returning with a massive 70 new episodes as Adult Swim inks a new deal with the show’s creators, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.
Much to the fans’ delight, the popular show will be seeing a fourth season. The first three seasons (31 episodes) were hugely popular with millennials. The fourth season, with 70 episodes, will be much bigger than the first three seasons combined.
In an interview with GQ Dan Harmon said, “I’m ecstatic. Rick and Morty is definitely the most freeing, most fun thing I’ve ever worked on. It’s had the biggest impact. I love everything I make—and hate it, I guess—but I have a very special relationship with Rick and Morty, and getting a 70-episode pickup means that I can actually really focus on it, and loving it won’t be taking away from anything else. I can let Rick and Morty take away from everything.”
With the new deal finalized with Adult Swim, the show will now start production. The show’s creators celebrated their success by taking to Twitter.
Justin Roiland announced the new deal by tweeting a cartoon.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) May 10, 2018
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland celebrated their excitement on Instagram by posting a video in the shower with a cheeky caption that read, “Nothing this big has ever been seen in my shower.”
Fans’ reaction has been overwhelmingly positive; they have been waiting for the announcement since the last episode aired on 1st October, 2017.
You guys ,ah geez….. you have saved my life the s-s-second you all started ,ah geez… i like hated my lifes dawg.. like d-damn. ah geez. I was in a really dark place before Rick and Morty. Wubba lubba dub dub I never need to say anymore,so thank you for saving thiss lil galaxy
— Patricia Ann Barrera (@sunako_chan2311) May 13, 2018
Thank you Dan and Justin. Dan, the way you talk about showering on harmontown I figured you’d be screaming “It stings my skin”. You and the whole Rick and Morty team are awesome I look forward to the new seasons.
— SquanchtasticVoyage (@SquanchtasticV) May 10, 2018
The animated comedy series is based on an insanely genius character who takes his shy grandson on adventures across different galaxies and dimensions. The season premiered on 2nd December, 2013 and was a massive success. The show received critical acclaim and also won the IGN Award for Best Animated Series.