Fans of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are couting the days down until Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's animated mayhem returns to grace their screens once more (with five episode airing in 2019, beginning Sunday, November 10, at 11:30 p.m).
Now that we're less than a month away until the premiere (possibly less if we get one of those random airings on a Sunday night…???), Harmon is giving us another look inside the show's creative center. Specifically, show writer Rob Schrab's (Creepshow) "B-Story Generator" and a small sample of the "many pounds" of ideas in that box: "DAD-ERALL", "DEER PEOPLE", "MORTY STARTS WALKING ON HIS HANDS AND TALKING OUT OF HIS BUTT", and "FRIENDS SPOOF."
Why is this good to know? Because as Harmon explains in the comments section of the second IG post, the combination of ideas can end up yielding an episode – or two:
"Sometimes you pull out two and they combine really good and sometimes, as in this case, hey, two episodes"
From the Upfronts earlier in the summer, there was the announcement about season 4 with an accompanying video (see below), and red carpet interviews with Harmon and Roiland that teased (jokingly?) a Rick and Morty future with Daniel Radcliffe and Kanye West in it. In late June, Adult Swim announced a second addition of its two-day festival in Los Angeles – which will be of particular interest to fans (more below).
But now? Things are getting serious: it's the season 4 trailer!
To coincide with the show's Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) appearance during the summer's ultimate "geekfest" (and only days after two images from the upcoming season were released and the creators discussed the new season), Rick and Morty fans were given their first look at the upcoming 10-episode season – and it involves apps, matching jumpsuits, what looks like a bad start-up, and a ton of slapping around:
Fans of Rick and Morty who plan on being in the Los Angeles area in mid-November have a chance at a very cool opportunity. The Adult Swim Festival (Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California) will feature an exclusive, premiere screening of Rick and Morty's fourth season (though no word yet on if Dan Harmon and/or Justin Roiland will make an appearance).
Speaking of "Rick and Morty" Season 4…
In May 2018, Roiland took to Twitter to officially announce that the series had been renewed by Adult Swim – and what a renewal it was! We weren't talking ten… twenty… even fifty episodes. Oh no, this order was for a whopping seventy episodes– which increases the chances of there being a Noob Noob solo episode that much more.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) May 10, 2018
Not to be left out of the celebration, Harmon released his own shower-themed announcement and offered good tidings to the fans:
If anyone thought Adult Swim had any doubts about their decision, the network cleared that up pretty quickly:
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) May 10, 2018