The critically acclaimed and popular animated series “Rick and Morty” has not only been defined by its craziness but also by the large gaps between seasons. That’s especially true of the upcoming fourth season which will arrive this November, just over two years after the third wrapped.
As part of the panel for the series today at San Diego Comic-Con, co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon say that subsequent seasons will be coming much quicker as locking down that massive 70-episode order is a big reason why the fourth season took so long.
Harmon said: “It took us a year-and-a-half to get in writing that we were allowed to do the show” with Roiland adding: “There was a lot of stuff between three and four that won’t have to happen [again].” Harmon then went on to speak more about the deal and how he talked Adult Swim into doing it:
“‘No, for real. We will actually not do the show. Pay us a billion, zillion dollars’ [I told them], and they were like ‘Come on guys, you guys love do [the show].’ I’ll call that bluff. [I said] ‘Call NBC, ask them how prudent I am. How practical.’ That took a year-and-a-half… the whole reason on our side was we want to be able to do this show for a living.”
A new clip was screened, which is included below, and shows beloved filmmaker Taika Waititi voicing an alien who works as Rick’s intern and developed a dangerous app that Morty and Jerry are trying to stop. Harmon also teased the return of the meeseeks.
“Rick and Morty” is back on Adult Swim in November.