We’ve already had a “wait, what?” moment with Rick and Morty when the premiere episode for the long-awaited third season was surprise aired on April Fools’ Day almost one year ago. The wait from season two to season three was nearly two years for fans, so it was clear that the wait to season four would also be lengthy.
Like other popular shows such as Game of Thrones and Stranger Things, it looked likely we wouldn’t be seeing new Rick and Morty until at least 2019. That could still happen, but it turns out that one rather crucial step in creating a new season is the network actually ordering it. Who’da thunkit?! Despite the show being immensely popular and a season four seeming like a no-brainer, it appears that Adult Swim has not actually given the greenlight yet.
This minor detail was unveiled when someone on Twitter who goes by the name DJ Wise Pariah (a self-described “Artist, Producer, DJ, Ethnomusicologist” with eight followers) decided to demand that Dan Harmon, co-creator of Rick and Morty along with Justin Roiland, get to work:
The Run the Jewels part is a reference to this recently released video.
Instead of going off on the commenter or ignoring them entirely, Harmon said this, which included the news that season four hasn’t been ordered:
Of course fans of the show who actually have a soul were quick to assure him that they appreciate what they’ve created in Rick and Morty. But one couldn’t help but ask if Harmon regrets anything because of people like this, to which he responded:
So who knows what’s really going on. I’d be shocked if there was no season four at all, but the fact that it hasn’t at least been ordered by Adult Swim so the team can get to work on it is quite confusing and a little bit worrisome.
For now I’ll just pretend that, in their excitement for the show’s success, Adult Swim plumb forgot to greenlight the new season and all of this will remind them to get on the necessary paperwork. Or maybe this is all a brilliant plan to top last year’s April Fools’ Day surprise! But probably not.
Until we know more, there’s the upcoming season three Blu-ray and DVD release coming, and you could always click right here for more on Rick and Morty.
[Source: via Newsweek]
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