Season three of Adult Swim‘s hit animated series Rick and Morty ended with a post credit scene of recurring character Mr Poopy Butthole announcing that season four would appear “In a long time.”
He wasn’t wrong – it’s been more than two years since season three, but at long last, season four is definitely on its way.
On Wednesday at the WarnerMedia presentation in New York, the announcement came that the new series will air in the US in November, Variety reports.
The announcement also appeared in an Adult Swim tweet yesterday. It featured mad scientist Rick and his hapless grandson, and not very willing fellow interdimensional traveller, Morty.
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) May 15, 2019
The series, created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, was partly delayed by contract negotiations between the pair and producers Adult Swim. This was after last May’s announcement that the company had agreed an order of a further seventy episodes.
The unprecedented order brings the total to more than 101 episodes, and followed the news that season three had garnered the highest ratings in the network’s history.
The show is the smartest and funniest (and admittedly sometimes bleakest) from the anarchic Adult Swim stable. It follows the adventures of sociopathic genius Rick, who repeatedly drags grandson Morty along on sometimes near fatal adventures in alternate dimensions.
Some good news for UK viewers too, as Channel 4 have secured rights to air the new season first here. Sister channel E4 are currently airing the existing three series in UK.
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