RICK AND MORTY's Renewal Took So Long So The Creators Could Ensure Its Immortality
After a ridiculously long wait as fans wondered if Rick and Morty would see a fourth season, the big surprise announcement came that Adult Swim ordered a whopping 70 episodes that would carry the show through multiple seasons.
The reason that the deal took so long is because that is the kind of deal that creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland were working for. They wanted to ensure the future of the series and the insanely fun and ridiculous adventures that Rick and Morty will embark on.
Before the deal was announced, Harmon and Roiland did an interview with GQ that was posted recently and in it, they explain they were going for immortality:
"It has [been renewed], but we’re still in negotiations." Harmon and Roiland say they’re holding out for a contract that grants them immortality. Or, if immortality is unavailable, at least "many, many, many more seasons," and enough money so that, as Roiland says, Harmon "doesn’t have to take 12 other jobs while we’re working on season four." That way, Harmon can give Rick and Morty the full attention it deserves. To be able to follow his bliss, without taking on a dozen other tortures-for-hire.
I'm happy that they got what they were looking for and that these guys will be able to give the series their full undivided attention! That will just ensure that fans will be treated with the high-quality absurdity that the series deserves!
In a follow-up interview after the 70-episode announcement came, Harmon expressed his excitement:
"I can finally actually breathe and be as excited as I’ve wanted to be… From now on, the reason I’m not writing the show will be because I’m done writing it for the day, and I’m having fun. That’ll be nice."
I can't wait to see what's in store for the future of Rick and Morty as they embark on more wild adventures together. We'll never have to worry about Rick and Morty being renewed again! Well, at least until their 70 episode contract is up, which will be awhile.