Rick and Morty have always taken unusually long hiatuses between seasons. The hiatus between the third and fourth seasons will be the longest one so far, and it was only a month ago that fans of the show weren’t even sure the show would be renewed. News dropped about three weeks ago (which you can read about just below in the related section) that the show had finally been renewed, to the tune of 70 more new episodes. Co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, spoke with GQ and spoke about the reason for the delayed Season 4 renewal announcement. An excerpt from the feature follows below:
“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.”
As popular as the show is, it made absolutely no sense to me why a Season 4 renewal hadn’t been announced. As it turns out, the majority of the delay came from Harmon and Roiland wanting to ensure a future (a big future by the episode count) for both the show and themselves. And who could blame them? Being able to focus solely on one project must make things so much easier for both Harmon and Roiland.
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