It was effectively a gap of two years between the second and third season of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s animated series “Rick and Morty,” and we can expect the same again for the next outing according to one of the show’s writers.
In an interview with The Detroit Cast recorded late last year but suddenly getting traction now, series writer Ryan Ridley talks about the show’s lengthy production process and how a fourth season is a long way off:
“I’m just shocked that it’s taking – we got done writing season 3 in November of last year  and here we are 11 months later. And then I know how long the show takes to write, let alone animate, so it’s just like, I’d be surprised if there was a fourth season on the air any sooner than 2019 – in late 2019.
They really take their time. I never understood why everybody – all parties, Dan, Justin, and Adult Swim – didn’t get their s–t together, and make the show fast; I just don’t get it. It doesn’t make any sense to me. I’m sure they all have their reasons. Get your s–t together, you guys. Get it all together, and put it in a backpack.”
“Rick and Morty” has become something of a pop culture sensation – adored by critics and a massive ratings hit for Adult Swim who is known for having flexible production schedules allowing for long gaps between seasons.