“Rick and Morty” Set for HBO Max Starting May 2020

Fans of Adult Swim‘s Rick and Morty are couting the days down until Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland‘s animated mayhem returns to grace their screens once more (with five episode airing in 2019, beginning Sunday, November 10, at 11:30 p.m).

Now that we’re less than two weeks away from the premiere (possibly less if we get one of those random airings on a Sunday night…???), it looks like Harmon and Roiland’s dynamic duo will be setting up a new home at HBO Max, WarnerMedia‘s new streaming service. All three seasons will be available when the service debuts in May 2020, with future seasons continuing to premiere on Cartoon Network‘s Adult Swim (also part of WarnerMedia) before streaming on HBO Max.

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“Rick and Morty exploded onto the scene in 2013 and quickly drew a legion of rabid followers from both critics and young fans. The jokes come fast and frenetically in a smart comedy concoction we are so happy to deliver on HBO Max.”

– Kevin Reilly, CCO, HBO Max / President, TBS, TNT, truTV

Last week, fans learned the names of those five 2019 episodes (we’re assuming since there are five titles) via Adult Swim’s episode title reveal video.

Fair warning: Harmon and Roiland’s Rick/Morty “Pun Fu” is strong this season… let the speculation begin!

“Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat”

“The Old Man and the Seat”

“One Crew Over the Crewcoo’s Morty”

“Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty”

“Rattlestar Ricklactica”

From the Upfronts earlier in the summer, there was the announcement of season 4 with an accompanying video (see below), and red carpet interviews with Harmon and Roiland that teased (jokingly?) a Rick and Morty future with Daniel Radcliffe and Kanye West in it. In late June, Adult Swim announced a second addition of its two-day festival in Los Angeles – which will be of particular interest to fans (more below).

But now? Things are getting serious: it’s the season 4 trailer!

To coincide with the show’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) appearance during the summer’s ultimate “geekfest” (and only days after two images from the upcoming season were released and the creators discussed the new season), Rick and Morty fans were given their first look at the upcoming 10-episode season – and it involves apps, matching jumpsuits, what looks like a bad start-up, and a ton of slapping around:

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Fans of Rick and Morty who plan on being in the Los Angeles area in mid-November have a chance at a very cool opportunity. The Adult Swim Festival (Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California) will feature an exclusive, premiere screening of Rick and Morty‘s fourth season (though no word yet on if Dan Harmon and/or Justin Roiland will make an appearance).

Speaking of “Rick and Morty” Season 4…

In May 2018, Roiland took to Twitter to officially announce that the series had been renewed by Adult Swim – and what a renewal it was! We weren’t talking ten… twenty… even fifty episodes. Oh no, this order was for a whopping seventy episodes– which increases the chances of there being a Noob Noob solo episode that much more.

Not to be left out of the celebration, Harmon released his own shower-themed announcement and offered good tidings to the fans:

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Nothing this big has ever been seen in my shower

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If anyone thought Adult Swim had any doubts about their decision, the network cleared that up pretty quickly:

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Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...