The co-creators of Rick and Morty have revealed some key details about season four, and even shared some news about a season five.
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the fourth season and unveil some photos.
First, EW dropped the two stills from the fourth season ahead of the sho’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Friday. You can see them below.
First look at Rick & Morty Season 4 😯 I cannot waitttttt pic.twitter.com/41sBxYlA9y
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Then, Harmon and Roiland gave fans some key plot details about the next season. They said that season 4 will have 10 episodes. Also, they’re apparently already working on a season five.
“We’re rolling right into the next batch. The plan has always been to get them out quicker,” Roiland said.
This is exciting for fans considering the gap between the third and fourth season is now at more than two and a half years.
They also talked about that gap and hinted at when we can expect the new seasons.
“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,” Harmon said. “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,” he continued. “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.”
You can read the full interview here.
We’ve known that the next season would be coming this November. However, the specific date has yet to be revealed.
— Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) May 15, 2019
In addition to the poster above, the Adult Swim show also unveiled a quick teaser. The video in question portrays the two animated main characters making the big announcement. You can watch that below.
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) May 15, 2019
According to a report from BuzzBingo, the average number of deaths per episode on the show is 26.1.
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