Fans of Adult Swim‘s Rick and Morty are counting down the days until Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland‘s animated mayhem returns to their screens once more (with five episode airing in 2019, beginning Sunday, November 10, at 11:30 p.m).
Even with a premiere only a little more than a week away (possibly less if we get one of those random airings on a Sunday night…???) and the series having an additional streaming home at HBO Max in 2020, our animated “dynamic duo” still found the time to partner-up with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as “hype men” for its pre-Halloween edition of AEW Dynamite.
But while the boys were at play, Harmon, Roiland, and the rest of the team were hard at work writing up the remainder of the fourth season – and it looks like they’re done.
In the following Instagram post, the famed “B-Story Generator” returns – with Rob Schrab and Nick Rutherford on hand (and Anne Lane tagged) as Harmon declares, “60 to go”. Doing the math (based on the 70 episode order, see below), that means this season’s scripts are locked in – and we’re really hoping “Meow DiCaprio” and “Lotsa Pinatas” come into play (various body parts crossed):
Last week, fans learned the titles of the season’s first five episodes last week via Adult Swim’s 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”
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:
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.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) May 10, 2018
Not to be left out of the celebration, Harmon released his own shower-themed announcement and offered good tidings to the fans:
If anyone thought Adult Swim had any doubts about their decision, the network cleared that up pretty quickly: