With acclaimed and popular animated series “Rick and Morty” securing a deal for seventy more episodes, the often long waiting period between seasons of the show are now expected to be a thing of the past.
Adult Swim had an eighteen month hiatus between the show’s second and third season, but co-creator Justin Roiland tells Polygon that he and creator Dan Harmon have more security now to flesh out episodes and move production along:
“We’re super excited that, for the first time ever, we’re locked in, we know what the future is, we have job security. 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.”
Roiland didn’t offer any information about when the show’s fourth season will hit, but the writers room is kicking off again this week: “It’s exciting, it’s a little surreal. Even just being in the writers room for half the day every day this week, the ideas are … it’s going to be great.”