If you’re a fan of ‘Rick and Morty’ there’s some good-ish news. Cartoon Network has announced that new episodes will finally be available on November 10th. The bad news is that there will only be five new episodes. The return was announced via a new trailer, which declares that these five episodes are “Half the season you deserve. All the season we could handle.” It also states that “Things are pretty much the same.”
Check out the new trailer for Season 4 below:
The last new episode of ‘Rick & Morty’ aired on October 1, 2017, so it’s been a long wait. In the meantime, co-creator Justin Roiland (who voices both Rick and Morty) and executive producer and head writer Mike McMahan created the Hulu animated series ‘Solar Opposites’ and McMahan created ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ for CBS All Access. And just weeks ago, executive producer J. Michael Mendel died two days before his 55th birthday.
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Cartoon Network recently ordered a whopping 70 additional episodes of ‘Rick and Morty’. So with these, the creative team just has to deliver 65 more. It was expected that Season 4 would be comprised of 10 episodes. It’s possible that the upcoming five are just half of Season 4.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly earlier this summer, Harmon stated:
“I think it’s safe to say without fear of being wrong that the gap between seasons 3 and 4 will be the longest and last time that it’s ever so long that it’s ridiculous. I don’t know how fast we can do it, but I know it will never be this long again. There were so many things that had to be settled before we even started season 4, and it’s really safe to say — as Justin says — we’re literally writing season 5 while finishing season 4 just to force ourselves to commit to a certain schedule.”
“Not to get anyone’s hopes up, but it is structured into our deal that if we’re going strong and fast there are options to deliver more episodes at a time. Adult Swim can say, ‘These are on time and great. Do you want to do more instead of taking a break?’ And we can then do more. I’d like to see that day. Just knowing it’s possible makes me eager for it. I feel like a naughty boy when I’m late.”
New episodes of ‘Rick and Morty’ will kick off on November 10th at 11pm EST.