Latest reports have revealed, much to the delight of fans, that season 4 of Rick and Morty will have 10 episodes. And, yes, season 5 is already in the works.
Fans of the uber-popular animated series, 'Rick and Morty' have been waiting for quite a long time to see what's next in store as Season 3 ended way back in 2017. Since then, there have been no new episodes but that's about to change in November when the highly-anticipated fourth season arrives on Adult Swim. Luckily for us, the wait for new Rick and Morty will never be this long again.
The creators of the series, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, while speaking to Entertainment Weekly, spoke about what fans can expect from the upcoming installment. Apart from this, they have also vaguely hinted at new plot details and the duo also confirmed that Season 4 would consist of 10 episodes, and season 5 is already in works.
Roiland said, "This new season will be 10. We’re rolling right into the next batch. The plan has always been to get them out quicker." Along with this, Harmon added, "I think it’s safe to say without fear of being wrong that the gap between seasons 3 and 4 will be the longest and last time that it’s ever so long that it’s ridiculous."
He continued, "I don’t know how fast we can do it, but I know it will never be this long again. There were so many things that had to be settled before we even started season 4, and it’s really safe to say — as Justin says — we’re literally writing season 5 while finishing season 4 just to force ourselves to commit to a certain schedule."
He further added, "Not to get anyone’s hopes up, but it is structured into our deal that if we’re going strong and fast there are options to deliver more episodes at a time. Adult Swim can say, 'These are on time and great. Do you want to do more instead of taking a break?' And we can then do more. I’d like to see that day. Just knowing it’s possible makes me eager for it. I feel like a naughty boy when I’m late."
Even though the fourth season has not been released yet, the team already has a lot of work ahead of them. During the time between seasons, Adult Swim renewed the series for an unprecedented 70 episodes. if each season now follows the format of 10 episodes, we can expect another seven years of Rick and Morty at the least.