• Rick and Morty Season 4
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Cast: Justin Roiland, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell
  • Directors: TBA
  • Writers: Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon

Rick and Morty Season 4 Does Not Have a Premiere Date

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Although its third season wrapped up in October of 2017, there is currently no release date for Rick & Morty season 4. According to creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the incredibly successful Adult Swim show hasn’t even been granted an official renewal yet. Unexpectedly complex contract negotiations with parent company Turner Broadcasting has led to the delay. While it’s believed that corporate conflict will eventually be resolved, the show’s fourth season remains in limbo.

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Returning Cast Member for Rick and Morty Season 4

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While the show’s uncertain future has prevented any official announcements, Rick and Morty’s full voice cast is expected back in season 4. Series co-creator Justin Roiland will return as Rick Sanchez, the alcoholic genius super scientist, as well as Morty Smith, Rick’s dimwitted grandson. Roiland also generally voices dozens of background and supporting characters. Spencer Grammer will return as Summer, Morty’s older sister who has increasingly become an integral part of the titular duo’s adventures. Sarah Chalke will return as Beth Smith, Morty and Summer’s mother who is more like her father than she’d care to admit. Rounding out the main cast is Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith, Beth’s bumbling, pathetic husband.

Rick and Morty Season 3 Ended Putting Things Back To Normal

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Season 3 was arguably the darkest year yet for Rick and Morty. After Rick escaped capture and thwarted an alien invasion of Earth, Beth divorced Jerry and the family largely spun out of control. Rick reached new levels of irresponsibility, turning himself into a pickle to avoid family therapy, accidentally murdering the intergalactic superhero team the Vindicators, and relentlessly trolling the President of the United States. Developments at the Citadel of Ricks figure to have longterm ramifications, but things took an unexpected turn in the finale, with Beth and Jerry reconciling and the show hinting at something of a soft reboot to the status quo of season 1.

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The Story for Rick and Morty Season 4

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Little is known about what direction Rick and Morty’s season 4 storyline might take. Dan Harmon has suggested that little to no actual writing has been done in light of the show’s lack of an official renewal.

That said, it seems likely the show will revisit some of its ongoing arcs, like Evil Morty’s conquering of the Citadel of Ricks, and Birdperson’s resurrection as the cyborg Phoenixperson. The show will also probably tackle Beth and Jerry’s reconciliation, much to Rick’s chagrin. Beyond those broad strokes, there’s simply not much known about where the story goes next.

Rick and Morty Season 4 Will Keep Its Core Writers

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Barring something cataclysmic, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland will remain Rick and Morty’s head writers and showrunners for Season 4. The pair created the show and have been the key creative voice on the show so far.

Dan Guterman, Ryan Ridley, and Tom Kauffman are all longtime collaborators on the show, but have not been announced as returning for season four yet; Ridley did recently comment on the pending production, suggesting he’s likely returning whenever the show returns.

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No Directors Are Confirmed for Rick and Morty Season 4

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There have been no confirmed directors for Rick and Morty’s fourth season. The show does have a core of directors that have been regulars since season 2 that would seem likely to return, including Juan Meza-León, Dominic Polcino, and Bryan Newton; Newton was the only holdover from the show’s first season. But with the show’s future in limbo, there could be some creative changes along the way.

There Is No Rick and Morty Season 4 Trailer

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There is currently no trailer for Rick and Morty’s fourth season, as production has yet to begin. That doesn’t mean we don’t have any new Rick and Morty content, however. The titular pair starred in a super violent, Pulp Fiction-inspired music video for hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, and Adult Swim aired a bizarre Australian parody version of the show on April Fools Day called “Bushworld Adventures.” McDonald’s also continues to promote their Szechuan Sauce based on its renewed popularity from its reference in the show.

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There Is No Rick and Morty Season 4 Poster Yet

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There is currently no poster or promotional artwork for season 4 of Rick and Morty. We’ll update when Adult Swim begins its promotional push for the much anticipated season.

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