'Rick and Morty': Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland Invite Daniel Radcliffe to Writers' Room; Radcliffe Responds [VIDEO]

WarnerMedia's 2019 May Upfronts were pretty squanchy for fans of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, with news that the righteously popular series is set to return for a fourth season in November 2019. Series creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland were in attendance for the event, with the news sent out over social media via a message from our animated anti-heroes (which you can check out for yourselves below). on the red carpet, Harmon and Roiland were asked if they would ever have proud Rick and Morty fan and fellow WarnerMedia mate Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series, TBS's recently renewed Miracle Workers) appear on the series – and from the sounds of it, a certain "aka Harry Potter" fellow has an open invitation to the writers' room:

Sounds like the invitation is accepted!

[Ed. Note: We expect the "Comments" section to be over-flowing with Harry Potter/Rick and Morty crossover possibilities – which are endless… like this one:]

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Now here's a look at the announcement video for the return of Rick and Morty for season 4:

After missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) suddenly arrives at his daughter Beth's (Sarah Chalke) doorstep looking to move in with her and her family. Beth welcomes him with open arms, but her unremarkable husband Jerry (Chris Parnell) isn't too thrilled about the tearful reunion as Rick's arrival serves to shake things up quite a bit around the household. Rick converts the garage into his personal laboratory and gets to work on all sorts of dangerous sci-fi gadgets and contraptions. That wouldn't be so bad if not for the fact that Rick continues to involve his grandchildren Morty (Roiland) and Summer (Spencer Grammer) in his insane adventures.

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.

Not to be left out of the celebration, Harmon released his own shower-themed announcement and offered good tidings to the fans:

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And if anyone at the time thought Adult Swim had any doubt about their decision, here's their perspective:

After Rick and Morty was renewed last year, GQ sat down with Harmon and asked if the new, long-term deal changes his approach to the process of making the series in any way:

"I think it makes that possible, yeah. Because it's always been the kind of show that lets you obsess about it as much as you want. And I think that over the seasons we've done, the emerging lesson has been that I could be a little more like Justin—and vice versa—in terms of how we work together. We've both observed that. Like, how much is overthinking, how much is under-thinking, when is the right time to turn in a draft, how much are you helping the show by saying "It's not perfect yet," and how much are you hurting it, when you could just be collaborating and letting the thing move forward with animators and fixing it along the way, stuff like that.

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The way we finished up season three, it felt like a real final lesson that clicked—it became very objectively measurable, the amount of perfectionism you could apply to something in the earliest stages of writing something that actually ends up making it to the final product at all. And it's much less than you'd think. I think that's a habit I carried over from live-action and from my 30s. But yeah, between it being a job that justifies it being full-time now, and neither Justin nor I wanting the job to be one that drives anyone insane anymore, I believe that—even though we can now focus on it exclusively—it won't be that much of a drain. Because when you are healthy and happy, I think you do end up getting home by sundown."

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.