What seems like the most popular animated show on the planet, Rick and Morty, returns for it’s fourth season on November 10th to Adult Swim. In the trailer for the upcoming five episode block, Rick and Morty are up to their normal level of scientific adventures. If you haven’t seen season three of the show it ends on a cliffhanger where Rick has left his family. This trailer makes no mention of that fact. It could just be fun from the creators. Or it could be just a hype trailer and we get that arc paid off in the first episode.
As far as the trailer goes, it’s pretty standard affair. It doesn’t show off anything too crazy from a storyline standpoint. Morty goes crazy a few times, an “adventure card” gets filled up, and they show off their brand of pop culture referencing humor. This could all be a ruse from the creators of the show though. It feels like a generic, stereotypical trailer for either an action film or a television series in it’s 15th season. Rick and Morty would be the perfect show to do something like that. They tricked their fans twice now with April Fools Day fakeouts. This would just be another in a long line.
Only Five Episodes?
The trailer and press material specifically mentions that this will only be five new episodes. I’m not sure what to think about that. I know that Rick and Morty takes a long time to write, animate, and create. This seems like a small number for the amount of time that has lapsed in between season 3 and 4 though. What I think ends up happening is that they do what most shows do when they release in the fall. They have their first half of the season and then a second half later in the next year. The Walking Dead does this to capitalize on the Halloween season and then comes back in January of the next year. Adult Swim would be smart to do this to get the most out of the audience for the show.
Either way, I’m just as excited as anyone else for new episodes of Rick and Morty. The show has been a smashing success for Adult Swim from a multitude of standpoints. Merchandising, network, YouTube, and other views from places mean that this show will be around for a long time. Here’s hoping the season is good when it premieres on November 10th at 11:30.