If you follow Dan Harmon on Twitter, you might’ve got some surprising information about season 4 of Rick And Morty on Friday. According to the outspoken co-creator in response to a rude fan on Twitter, Adult Swim hasn’t even ordered the show for another season at this point.
While it is always nice to see Harmon and any other creator take a nasty commenter to task on Twitter — or on their own personal LiveJournal in George R.R. Martin’s case — the word that the network still hasn’t given the thumbs up to one of its most popular series could be alarming to some, but should it be?
Harmon responded to another fan and didn’t mention it again, instead focusing on the somewhat toxic fans that seem to be out there connected to his show and how they don’t change his desire to create.
But for others, this word seemed to make them question if something is wrong over at Cartoon Network and Williams Street. What’s the holdup? Is the show in trouble? Is Adult Swim going in another direction? Or maybe they’re just giving Harmon and Justin Roiland some time to breathe following season three?
As any Venture Bros. fan will tell you, it can take quite a long time between seasons and Adult Swim seems to be cool with that. Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick have put out six seasons over 15 years, with a seventh season reportedly on the way later this year. While you could question that show several times over its process, it’s clear that it just takes time to do good animation.
That said, as Screen Rant points out, Adult Swim has canceled a few shows that were quite beloved before their creators were ready to walk away. While Aqua Teen might be a stretch since Dave Willis is still firmly entrenched at the network, their decision to cancel Metalocalypse seemed to come as a surprise to fans and creator Brendan Small.
So should you be worried? Probably not. Rick And Morty seems to be in the Venture Bros. camp and now has a viral McDonald’s campaign attached to it. It’d be a major shock if the show didn’t make a return, just don’t go around expecting to see it anytime soon. Rewatch, enjoy that Run The Jewels video, and just be patient.
Also, quit being a dick online.