It's been 2 long years since Rick and Morty was last on our screens and fans have been eager to fill the intergalactic adventure-sized hole in their lives. For those unfamiliar, the 30-minute animated show is a little bit like a cross between Back to the Future and a David Cronenberg movie, with a lot of dark humor thrown in for good measure... and it's proved pretty popular with viewers.
Our prayers were answered earlier this year when season 4 of the animated dark comedy was announced. Though disappointingly, we were only in for a 5 episode stint, either-way it meant we got some fresh mad scientist content to binge-watch.
After months of waiting, the time has finally come - the long-anticipated season 4 premiere will be hitting screens tonight. So, keep scrolling to find out everything you need to know about the new season.
It's been 2 years since we've last had our Rick and Morty fix.
via: imdbThe smash-hit sci-fi animation wrapped up its third season back in 2017 - leaving a weighty mad-scientist shaped void in our lives.
Written by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the adult cartoon has skyrocketed to small-screen stardom.The show follows the intergalactic antics of an eccentric (and alcoholic) mad scientist, Rick, and his every-so-anxious grandson, Morty.
After having been missing for nearly twenty years, Rick arrives at daughter Beth's doorstep unannounced...Much to Beth's husband's disapproval, Rick moves into the family home - and soon after embarks on ridiculous sci-fi adventures through time and space with his fourteen-year-old grandson, all while trying to balance conventional life.
As they explore distant universes, the duo find themselves in the midst mayhem and disaster...From parasite infestations and to battling a weird rendition of Freddie Krueger to pickle Rick and of course, Mr. Meeseeks, the show hasn't fallen short of "what the hell" moments - but that's why we all love it so much.
The show has firmly held near-universal critical acclaim.
via: imdbPraised by both fans and critics across the world, it comes as no surprise that the demand for a fourth season has been off the scale.
Many put its profound success down to its wacky yet insanely clever writing style...Rick and Morty has been hailed as one of the funniest and ingenious shows on TV right now, which many put down to the perfect blend of mind-bogglingly iconic plotlines and its unique ability to fuse together moments of tragedy and sheer hilarity.
Its worldwide acclaim has seen the smash-hit animation get 3 seasons under its belt.
via: imdbAnd with each of the season proving equally as popular, it comes as no surprise that fans quickly demanded a fourth installment.
Work on season four has been ongoing, but no one knew when (or if) it would ever come out.
via: imdbThere was a solid 3-year gap between seasons 1 and 2, but only a 1.5-year gap between the next 2 seasons.
So what can fans expect from the fourth season?Well, you'll be pleased to know it looks like it's going to be packed full of even more bonkers antics and "what the hell" moments as its predecessors.
News of the new season was announced back in May this year.
November. Rick and Morty is returning in November. #WarnerMediaUpfront @adultswim https://t.co/GCkuw7RxOa— Rick and Morty (@Rick and Morty)1557932461.0
"I can't believe we're back. We're going to be back, I mean. In 2019... of November."Great job, Morty. You really nailed that announcement.
And of course, since the news broke, fans have been quick to theorize what they think the season will entail.
via: imdbBecause between the Szechuan sauce and yelling at people on the internet, Rick and Morty fans can be a little intense. So rumors have been swirling.
A cameo from Kanye West was among the most popular rumors...
Hey @kanyewest let’s hang soon. Would love to have a good time with you cause that’s all that matters at this point… https://t.co/KKJmdcugX8— Justin Roiland (@Justin Roiland)1525990533.0
The official trailer dropped last month, and from what we've seen, it's shaped up to be a pretty wacky spectacle.
via: YouTubeIn usual Rick and Morty style, the pair appear to get caught up in even more mayhem. During the long-awaited trailer, we see Morty narrowly escape laser-blasting attackers, fall from a sheer cliff, get involved in some kind of altercation with a dragon and turn into a vicious monster.
There is a downside, however...All the fresh intergalactic content will be packed into a five-episode run instead of the usual ten.
News of the shorter season had left some fans pretty upset.But we're sure the creators will have something special up their sleeve to make up for it. Maybe longer episodes? Probably wishful thinking... but you can always hope.
Or it could be a half-season...There may not be cause to panic, as the second set of episodes may drop at a later date. Phew.
So, we guess you're all desperate to know when you can watch...
@adultswim These loglines don't really tell you much either: Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat Morty goes nuts th… https://t.co/YZ888CgFzE— Rick and Morty (@Rick and Morty)1571857190.0
The rest will closely follow...
These episode titles don’t really tell you much. #RickAndMorty returns to @adultswim November 10 at 11:30pm https://t.co/k8dlV6VrCV— Rick and Morty (@Rick and Morty)1571688028.0