News: Rick And Morty Gets Massive 70 Episode Renewal

There will now officially be a fourth season of Rick and Morty, along with a whole lot more. Adult Swim has ordered a staggering 70 new episodes of the popular animated series as part of a new long-term deal with the show’s creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. That is more episodes than Rick and Morty‘s first three seasons combined (31 episodes). For how long it takes the duo to get stuff done, this is essentially a life-time contract for them.

The massive renewal shows the popularity of the series, as the season 3 finale delivered Adult Swim’s highest ratings ever on its way towards being the #1 comedy among millennials in 2017. Along with its rating success, it also does very well on the merchandising end, selling a variety of items claiming the Rick and Morty name.

"Rick and Morty is truly what a modern day hit looks like across multiple screens and multiple touchpoints,” Christina Miller, President Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, said at the time of the Season 3 finale in October.

Since the season 3 finale, Harmon and Roiland have been occasionally updating fans on the show’s status. Harmon recently said that the contract negotiations had “gotten complicated this time around.” Given the size of the renewal, that comment makes sense. Before the announcement, there where rumors swirling that suggested a fourth season would never happen, or that they should take the show to another network.

In celebration of the new deal, the Rickmobile will return for a country-wide tour beginning May 17 in Atlanta, GA. The mobile pop-up shop will be offering new exclusive, custom-designed show collectibles at more than 50 stops, including San Diego Comic Con in July.