Responding to an angry fan demanding to know why work had yet to begin on a fourth season of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” animated series, show co-creator Dan Harmon revealed that there was a very good reason creative staff were not working on new episodes.
It turns out the network has yet to order a fourth season, despite the show being a critical and ratings smash, and the lack of a deal is preventing Harmon from writing anything for the show at all. His tweeted response:
“I hear ya, tough spot. On one hand, it can be challenging, especially with crippling lazy alcoholism, to write a show that hasn’t been ordered by a network. On the other hand, the thought that fans like you pay the price… I mean… I’m gonna grab a drink.”
Back in January, series writer Ryan Ridley indicated network delays over a decision meant the show, at the current pace, won’t have new episodes ready until late 2019. For now, the future of “Rick and Morty” is unclear.