Rick and Morty, forever and forever for… a decade? Sounds good.
After months of silence on a season 4 renewal, series co-creator Justin Roiland announced that Rick and Morty is getting 70 more episodes. Yes, seventy. At 10 episodes a season, Adult Swim has guaranteed our science-fiction duo isn’t going anywhere until 2025.
A renewal of this size is unprecedented. Knowing the show will return at the end of each season allows Roiland and co-creator Dan Harmon to plan out story arcs without worrying about loose ends or (shudders) a cancellation.
However, this means Season 10 is likely to be the last season.
Back in March – five months after the season 3 finale – Roiland and Harmon couldn’t confirm a new season. They were particularly coy about it, with Harmon admitting that Adult Swim still hadn’t ordered a fourth season.
“On one hand, it can be challenging, especially with crippling lazy alcoholism, to write a show that hasn’t been ordered by a network,” he wrote on Twitter. “On the other hand, the thought that fans like you pay the price… I mean… I’m gonna grab a drink.”
So we’re getting a season 4. And a season 5. And probably a season 10.