Guys this is not a drill! While we still have to repeatedly watch reruns for the awhile, we do have confirmation that there are new Rick And Morty episodes in our future. Now whether that’s in the near or far future, we do not know.
The shows co-creator, Justin Roiland, tweeted out earlier today (May 10) that we have an amazing amount of SEVENTY MORE EPISODES left in the tank for Rick And Morty.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) May 10, 2018
And he wasn’t lying when he was waiting for the tweets to verify if this was real. Rick And Morty fans don’t mess around when new episodes are rumored and they came in the bunches:
Please dont tease us justin is this really happening? Or sarcasm
— Jake (@Based_Kunitz) May 10, 2018
Mr Meeseeks, can you get us 70 more episodes of Rick and Morty?? pic.twitter.com/BC4VAX3c4q
— Laura Rudd (@lauraherself) May 10, 2018
Where is it??
— Patti Ann (@Pattinels66) May 10, 2018
Then Alex Hirsh, who works on Gravity Falls (which there are a lot of theories that Gravity Falls is within the Rick And Morty universe) verified the claims to a fan.
I can confirm this is real. It’s real Morty. Skud is real. He’s REAL. He’s REAAAALL. SKUD IS REALLLLLLL MORTY. HES REAL. SKUD IS RRREEEEEAAAAAALLLLL
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) May 10, 2018
If all this is true we may have to wait at least another year for season four to come out, but you never know when a random episode could be released. This past April Fools day we got a teaser of a season four with Bushworld Adventures which was an acid trip of a parody episode of Rick And Morty. If you haven’t watched it, you really need to.
As I said, don’t hold your breath for new episodes anytime soon. Ryan Ridley, who is one of the shows head writers and random voices told Hypebeast back in January:
“They really take their time. I never understood why everybody — all parties, Dan, Justin, and Adult Swim — didn’t get their shit together, and make the show fast. I just don’t get it. It doesn’t make any sense to me. I’m sure they all have their reasons.
I know how long this show takes to write, let alone animate. I’d be surprised if there was a fourth season on the air anytime sooner than 2019… late 2019. Get your shit together, you guys. Get it all together, and put it in a backpack.”
If just the drawing wasn’t enough to excite you both creators, Roiland and Dan Harmon announced that they needed to get back back to the work place in a video on Instagram.
Harmon had also let people know earlier in the year that he had no idea when they would be back on Adult Swim saying to Entertainment Weekly:
“I’m still learning how to do the show efficiently while catering to the perfectionist in all of us. I would like to think I’ve learned enough from my mistakes in season 3 that we could definitely do 14 now, but then I have to say, ‘Yeah but you’re the guy who says we can do 14 who turned out to be wrong so we’re not listening to you now.’
The nice healthy way to approach this is I want to prove it with the first 10 [episodes] of season four — prove it to ourselves, to production, to the network — that it’s so easy that we’ll earn additional episodes. Because I never got this far [working on NBC’s] Community. I fell apart in season three of Community and got fired in season four. Now I’m about to do season four of Rick and Morty and want to prove that I’ve grown.”
So that’s that. We have 70 episodes of Rick And Morty in our universe. Other’s may have more and others may have less, but at least we have (potentially) seven more Morty adventures if he gets his way.