While 2019 ended with an Adult Swim Science Fiction Comedy series bringing us 5 amazing episodes, no proof was given of a return date for Rick and Morty Season 4. This is a little unusual for one of the biggest shows in the world. Without Rick gorging himself on Szechuan sauce, it seems that there is no explanation why radio silence has extended over months rather than just weeks.
While there is some confusion on this front, there are speculations that the storyline is anything but natural for a grand Season 4 finale. The assumptions are made according to what the producers had to say about the end of the next season–fine, canonical, and serialized. A volley of fans thinks that the Evil Morty will encounter a bumpy ride in the coming season as a candidate, Morty.
It has been almost 3 months as the series took a break–and there’s still no season 4 for Rick and Morty, episode 6 launches. But one thing we know for sure: this will happen in “2020,” a post-episode 5 tweet from Rick and Morty.
— Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) December 16, 2019
We’re now in March, and we still aren’t the wiser. Nevertheless, if the history of animated comedies is predictive, something should be expected very soon. BoJack Horseman ended the chase with a two-part final season and a three-month break from season 6.
Rick and Morty themselves hit the three-month mark quickly. While we say this out of hope rather than anticipation, a March announcement would not be out of line with today’s TV scene, let’s put it that way.
The Mid-Season Break
Of course, for Rick and Morty, a mid-season break is nothing new. Back in the first season, the series lasted about six weeks. While season 4 has overshot this significantly, ADRs reworks, and minor tweaks are the rule in the strange and wonderful world of animation manufacturing. They can result in a lower schedule than its live-action partners. Co-creator Dan Harmon is also known as a perfectionist… who is not helpful. However, you should remain comfortable knowing that when new episodes come, they will still be as lovely and as amusing side by side as possible.
Will Release In 2020
If you look at those patterns, you can understand the frustration of the fans. We were supposed to hear something by now, but we would still bet on the return of Rick and Morty Season 4 in the first half of 2020. If we haven’t heard anything at that point, expect a significant SDCC announcement in July. We’ve at least reduced it to 2020.