Since it debuted back in 2013, the world has fallen in love with Rick and Morty. Although we’ve only had a few seasons of the animated show, it’s already become one of the biggest cartoons on TV right now. That’s why in 2018, the series was commissioned for another 70 episodes. With a new season currently in the works, people can’t help but speculate over every little detail they encounter. What exactly will the new episodes look like when they finally air, though?
More to play with
Seasons of Rick and Morty have always been around 10-11 episodes long, meaning the case is likely to be the same when the show returns to our screens in the future. However, none of those earlier seasons had 70 episodes to play around with. While we won’t be getting all of those in season four, there is a good chance that the next batch of episodes will be slightly bigger than normal. Dan Harmon, one of the series creators, has expressed interest in this before. He’s hopeful it will allow for more epic storylines, as well as giving the fans the greater amount of content that they deserve. The freedom that comes with such a significant episode renewal could have a considerable impact on the length of season four and those that come after it.
No happy ever after
Animations aren’t generally known for having storylines that last for more than one episode. However, Rick and Morty isn’t like other cartoons. In season three, we saw several examples of long-running plots, including the separation of Morty’s parents. It wasn’t until the end of the season that Beth and Jerry resolved their differences and reunited, but will their relationship survive season four? Given all the craziness that tends to happen in the show, it’s unlikely that things will stay good for long. Season three might have ended on a happy note with the Smith family back together again, but you can expect Rick to try and drive a wedge between his relatives come the new batch of episodes.
The people working on Rick and Morty might like to keep us waiting, but they do also enjoy a good tease now and then. Back in November 2018, Douglas Einar Olsen – one of the storyboard artists – wrote several tweets that indicated that Evil Morty could make a return. The character was hugely compelling during his brief appearance in the show, and there’s no doubt a storyline involving him would make for great TV. Although Olsen has since deleted his tweets, he’s not the only one who’s been dropping hints to fans. In January 2019, Eric Bofa Nfon – the animation supervisor for the series – revealed that they were in the process of animating the series. This is a major development because it means we could see the arrival of season four before the end of the year. After all, season three aired just seven months after this stage began in September 2016.
Details on the upcoming Rick and Morty season might still be vague, but there’s already so much for us to be excited about!