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When Rick & Morty Returns, Say Goodbye To Crazy Long Breaks Between Seasons

Please come back now, Rick and Morty.


When it was announced that Adult Swim has ordered 70 new episodes of Rick and Morty beyond the three seasons that already exist, fans were elated. However, given that the series still isn't expected to return until sometime in 2019, the wait for new episodes was still far too long.

Thankfully, though, it's the last time fans will be stuck with a drought between new episodes. Speaking to GameSpot at E3, co-creator Justin Roiland--who was promoting his upcoming video game Trover Saves the Universe--said the creative team is already hard at work on new installments. "We have so many ideas, and now, we don't really have to worry about what ideas are going to live or die," Roiland said.

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What's more, knowing how many more stories they have to tell, he believes, will keep the Rick and Morty crew from taking massive breaks between new episodes. "I think we'll be able to move a little quicker," he promised. "We're not going to have these big, long gaps between seasons. We're going to just keep the machine going and schedule staggering vacations for people so we don't burn out. It's going to just be a perpetual production, which is exciting."

If that's not the best news a Rick and Morty fan could get, what is? It's certainly more exciting than McDonald's fumbling the release of its Szechuan sauce after the show made it a pop cultural phenomenon with a simple joke in an episode.

Now it's just a matter of time until a Season 4 premiere date for Rick and Morty is announced. Hopefully, it doesn't take as long as writer and producer Ryan Ridley teased it would back in January. "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," he said at the time.

Come back sooner, please.

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