Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, on social media, announced that the show has been renewed for 70 more episodes. Season 3 of Rick and Morty took the show to places it had never been before. But despite the popularity of season 3, Adult Swim did not immediately announce a renewal for season 4.
When season 4 was on hold, Rick and Morty fans took to social media to complain about the delay as they have been looking forward to a fourth season. The creator, Dan Harmon then felt it necessary to clear the air on the delay in the renewal of the show. He told the fans that he and the co-creator, Justin Roiland were going through difficulties in contract negotiations but Harmon recently expressed optimism that things were moving in the right direction, spurring hopes of an imminent announcement.
To the delight of fans, the good news is here, and it is a multi-season renewal. As reported by Deadline, the show’s creators have gone into a long-term deal with Cartoon Network that will bring 70 new episodes. However, Harmon said in a recent interview he thinks the next season could expand its episode count to 14 in contrast to the previous 10 episode seasons.
Fans have been waiting so much for even one more episode and it seems they are getting 70 episodes. We will have to wait and see if Harmon and Roiland can deliver on that very lofty promise. At least five more seasons of Rick and Morty certainly sounds like a dream come true. Unfortunately, considering the pace at which the show’s creators work, it might take a long time for fans to get all 70 episodes.