'Rick and Morty' season 4: Release, cast, plot and everything you need to know about the Adult Swim animated series
The fourth season was renewed for 70 episodes and will hit the screens in November 2019. The first three seasons are available for streaming on Netflix in the UK
After much waiting, Adult Swim officially renewed adult cult animation Rick and Morty for a fourth season on May 10. What was even more exciting for the fans was that the show was renewed for a massive 70 episodes that will see it cross the 100-episode mark. Talking about the renewal, Dan Harmon, one of the creators told EW about his interest in doing longer seasons: "I would like to think I've learned enough from my mistakes in season three 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'."
While we wait for the new episodes, here's what we know about the upcoming season.
The fourth season will be launching in November 2019 and the first three seasons of the show are currently available on Netflix in the UK.
Season 3 recap
The third season continues to follow the adventures of the members of the Smith family. One of the episodes sees Beth having to choose between Jerry and Rick, thereby testing the strength of his marriage. Morty and Summer deal with their parents' separation and Rick's nihilistic way of life sees him unable to shake off his self-destructive behavior. The final episode sees Rick and Morty called by the president to defeat a monster in the tunnels underneath the White House, which they do with little effort.
According to Otakukart News, Justin Roiland, who voices both Rick and Morty shared a picture from the set in February. While the image did not reveal much, the caption garnered interest as it mentioned Idc3 (Inter-dimensional cable). If that is to be the case, then it would be interesting to see how different dimensions are managed in the show.
Justin Roiland ('Robot Chicken') returns to voice Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, the two main characters of the show, while Chris Parnell ('Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation') plays Jerry Smith, Rick's son-in-law, and Morty's father. Spencer Grammer ('Grey's Anatomy') will be back to voice Summer Smith, Rick's granddaughter and Morty's sister and Sarah Chalke ('How I met your Mother') lends her voice as Beth Smith, Rick's daughter, and Morty's mother.
Outside of the core cast, expect season four to continue with the show's use of guest stars for other characters. Season three saw the likes of Nathan Fillion, Susan Sarandon, Christian Slater, Lance Reddick, and Tony Hale pop up in various roles.
Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon are the creators and the writers' team comprises of Mike McMahan, Jane Becker, Ryan Ridley, Sarah Carbiener & Erica Rosbe.
"We've got a big announcement to make," says Rick Sanchez in the 30-second clip before asking Morty if he wants to make the announcement who stammers his way to saying no. This is followed by him announcing that 'Rick and Morty' will be back for a fourth season in November 2019 before he takes a swig from his whiskey flask and says "That's right, we're going to be back".
New images of Rick and Morty were unveiled:
The first image shows Rick in some new planet that and has alien vegetation. This could be the promised land that was speculated.
The second image sees him surrounded by green aliens dressed in battle armor. Rick looks serious as he gets ready to take them all down. It also looks like he’s already pounded a few of the aliens. A broken down robot is shown lying as well. Rick’s friend maybe?
Watch this space for more updates on 'Rick and Morty' Season 4.
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