Rick and Morty fans have been waiting on bended knees to hear any and all mindblowing news about its shot at Season 4. Now, Adult Swim has finally announced the show's fate...and we're getting shitloads of oodles more Rick and Morty, everybody! An eye-popping 70 new episodes were ordered up at Adult Swim. Seven. Zero. 70. Which means if the show keeps to its 10 episodes-a-season tradition, that's another seven years of intergalactic surreality, and Jerry. Dammit, seven more years of Jerry?
We'll deal with Jerry if it means 70 more episodes of TV's most inventive and gas-filled comedy. Rick and Morty capped of Season 3 last year and went into a hiatus that seemed like it might last forever, given how long it took for any official news to come out. Anytime they were asked to talk about it, which was roughly ever two-and-a-half seconds, co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland and others weren't exactly oozing positive vibes about Season 4's chances. But now we know that's possibly because they were invested in one of the biggest TV deals of any cable network in history.
Speaking of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the pair actually announced the renewal themselves, albeit in a completely ridiculous and non-specific way that fans no doubt expected.
Hey, at least it was a "clean" video, right? Right? That's the kind of dumbass joke you're not gonna find on Rick and Morty, Morty! This show is smart, and even its brains have little tiny brains inside of them, Morty, but that tininess is relative, and [rrrrrrrrp] they'd actually big huge brains if they were our size, Morty. So many brains. So many episodes.
Justin Roiland also shared another fun announcement that doesn't involve Dan Harmon's soapy beard. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
Even if Adult Swim just decided to air all 70 episodes week by week for a full year and a third, I would make damned sure not to have anything on my schedule. But realistically, if this does mean Rick and Morty will be around for 10 seasons, that would make it one of the longest-running Adult Swim originals, up there with the likes of the name-swapping Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies. Is it too soon to talk about crossover episodes?
Rick and Morty! Rick and Morty! Rick and Morty! Rick and Morty! Instead of typing that out another 66 times, we'll just remind everyone to stay tuned for when we might actually get to WATCH some of those episodes on Adult Swim. In the meantime, relive one of Mr. Poopybutthole's most beautiful moments, and hit up our summer premiere schedule to see what else is hitting primetime soon.