Cult animation has been re-ordered by Adult Swim in deal which could keep the critically lauded sci-fi satire on screens for a decade
Cartoon Network and Justin Roiland, co-creator of the series, have announced that they will be making another 70 episodes of cult hit animated present Rick and Morty.
The order represents a tripling of the total amount of Rick And Morty available: the first three seasons consisted of a total of 31 episodes.
The show’s co-creator Dan Harmon told GQ that the 70 -episode deal came after a long negotiation process.
” It was a lot of backward and forward, but Justin and I simply required enough episodes and the right kind of deal structure that would give us permission to do what we want to do, which is truly focus on the display ,” he said.
” We got all that, and we’re both very excited .”
It is yet to be announced how the new episodes will be broken into season, or the timeframe for their production and broadcast – a fact referring to in Roiland’s tweeted announcement.
If the new episodes follow the pattern of being induced in blocks of ten or eleven episodes over 18 -month periods, it could see the indicate remaining on air for the best part of a decade.
While fans was reasonable to have expected the sci-fi satire to be renewed, dedicated its success, the size of the order is a surprise. The animation is shown on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim channel – and is ranked as one of the most watched indicates among the millennial audience.
First transmitted in 2013, the animated series follows the escapades of scientist Rick and his grandson Morty, as they travel to different dimensions. It borrows loosely from the dynamic of the Back To The Future movies, having originated in a short charade of that film.
The show has inspired a massive fandom online, and last year led to chaos when a limited edition McDonald’s Szechuan dip sauce re-released as a promotional stunt after being mentioned in the indicate wasn’t produced in enough sums to satisfy enthusiasts.
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