Fans of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty had been counting down the months and days until Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's animated mayhem returned to their screens once more. That wait ended on Sunday, November 10, with season premiere "Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat" (which we reviewed here).
So with four more episodes set for the remainder of 2019 ("The Old Man and the Seat" hits our screens this Sunday, check out the preview here), Adult Swim Podcast's Mike Harrigan sat down with "Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat" director Erica Hayes, writer Mike McMahan, and others to give listeners a "deeper dive" into how the episode came about (for example, the episode's in-house title was "Crystal"):
From the Upfronts earlier in the summer, there was the announcement of 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).
And then? Things got serious with the season 4 trailer…
Buckle in for disappointment because there's no way these episodes will be good enough for how long you waited. But maybe they will be? It's season four! It's sexy and smooth. Buckle in! Did I already say that? Definitely stay buckled in.
Rick and Morty is the Emmy-award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth's family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.
Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.
In October, fans learned the titles of this season's opener as well as the following four episodes via an Adult Swim reveal video.
Fair warning: Harmon and Roiland's Rick and Morty "Pun Fu" is strong this season… let the speculation begin!