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Fans of Rick And Morty have been wondering for months if, and when, the show would be getting picked up for a fourth season. While the past few months saw things looking bleak for the future of the show, it appears we might just be getting Season 4 after all.
While the wait still continues for an official order for Rick And Morty Season 4, the show's co-creator Dan Harmon is seemingly in a better place regarding the show's future than in months prior. In a recent interview with Den of Geek at the Tribeca Film Festival, Harmon shared an update regarding the show's future.
In the interview, Harmon shared he's feeling optimistic of the show's chance at a new season. While optimistic, he did reveal that the situation is still up in the air.
“I’m optimistic right now, at the moment,” Harmon told Den of Geek. “Negotiations are tough. It’s an unprecedented situation, and everybody’s being real cool and wants to make an agreement happen so that we can get started. That’s about all I can say.”
The words are a lot more postive than Harmon's previous thoughts on the matter. During an interview with Kevin Smith on his “Smodcast” show, Harmon shared the real reason why the show hasn't been written yet.
“The reason why we we're not working on Rick And Morty right now ain't because I figured out that I don't need to impress you,” Harmon told Kevin Smith on his “Smodcast” show, ComicBook.com reports. “It's a little something called contract negotiations, and it's gotten complicated this time around.”
This makes sense, of course. Rick And Morty has easily turned into one of the biggest, if not the biggest, show on Adult Swim.
Replying to a fan’s angry tweet about the show not getting written in a timely manner, Harmon responded saying: “It can be challenging…to write a show that hasn’t been ordered by a network.”
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 https://t.co/mvn9nthxCE
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) March 17, 2018
The news comes as a huge surprise to many fans. The show is easily one of the highest rated shows on the network, even scoring an average of 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
In just three short seasons, Rick And Morty has gained a massive following, and its fans have been a driving force in a lot of Rick And Morty related news—like being responsible for McDonald’s bringing back the show’s highly popular Szechuan sauce.
We’re pretty shocked and devastated that the show hasn’t been picked up by the network yet. Unfortunately, the wait comes as no surprise. As previously reported, the show might not air until later in 2019.
Hopefully things will get settled soon because we’d miss this slightly unconventional family a lot.