It is time to get schwifty because Rick and Morty is coming back on TV screens after season 3. Adult Swim has given the green light for more episodes of the animated series.
Fans now have more reasons to rejoice the return of the cult cartoon. Adult Swim has not only renewed the series but also handed a 70-episode order of Rick and Morty.
Likewise, the 70-episode order, described as a "long-term deal," puts the sci-fi series on-air for as long as another 10 years. This equals to years of laughs and uncanny adventures from the sociopathic genius Rick and his timid grandson Morty.
The kicker, though, is the uncertainty on when the show will return. The order does not give a definite timeline on the release of the episodes. Fans may remember that it took the series creators more than a year to release each new season. One year elapsed between the season 1 finale and the season 2 premiere, and two years between season 2 and the release of season 3.
Regardless, Riordan and Harmon could not be more than excited to announce the return of their show on TV screens. The showrunners confirmed that they are returning to work on Rick and Morty in a recent Instagram post.
Rick and Morty premiered on Dec. 2, 2013 and wrapped up with season 3 on Oct. 1, 2017. There were rumors that the series had been canceled despite some optimistic remarks and hints at a renewal from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim president Christina Miller.
"Rick and Morty is truly what a modern day hit looks like across multiple screens and multiple touchpoints," Miller said at the time of the season 3 finale.
It is also worthy to mention that Rick and Morty ranked as TV's number 1 comedy in cable or broadcast among millennials in 2017. It surpassed ratings of The Big Bang Theory, Saturday Night Live, and the Modern Family. The series has given Adult Swim impressive numbers in the past seasons, with the third getting a 3.2 rating in Nielsen's Live+Same Day numbers for the 18-34 demographic and 3.9 in adults 18-24.