The gaps between Rick And Morty seasons are set to get shorter, and that massive 70-episode renewal has helped to make that happen. Adult Swim ordered a huge stack of new episodes last month, which has allowed showrunners Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland to get things going quicker and plan further ahead.
“We‘re super excited that, for the first time ever, we’re locked in, we know what the future is, we have job security,” Roiland told Polygon in a new interview. He added this, revealing the good news about the shortened breaks between seasons:
“Harmon is in great spirits, we have a great writer’s room. We want the episodes to stay good, but we do also want to try to turn them around a litlte quicker now that we have this big order, I think it gives us the ability to be faster. We’re not going to do these long breaks, these chasms in-between seasons anymore. We’re going to schedule vacation time and just keep the machine going. It’s going to be really cool.”
“It’s exciting, it’s a little surreal,” Roiland added, echoing exactly how the fans feel after years of waiting for episodes and being uncertain about the show’s future. “Even just being in the writers room for half the day every day this week, the ideas are … it’s going to be great.”
A firm release date for Rick And Morty season 4 hasn’t been set yet, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.