Never fear, Rick and Morty fans! Your long national nightmare of waiting an increasingly ridiculous amount of time for evidence of a fourth season’s existence — let alone a fifth — is finally over. Adult Swim previously announced that the first new episode in some time would debut in November, and now thanks to San Diego Comic-Con, the network has released the first photos from the new season.
In what was initially an Entertainment Weekly exclusive, the show’s official Twitter account dropped the two first-look images late Tuesday afternoon. The first finds Rick alone in a seemingly peaceful landscape: a field of wheat (or a wheat-like alien substance that’s probably more menacing than not). “The promised land is near,” read the first tweet.
Aside from a Comic-Con hashtag, the second image, which sees a far less peaceful Rick surrounded by what appear to be cyborg lizards, didn’t come with any accompanying text. It did, however, drive home something that the first image had already introduced. Rick is on his own and without his grandson and frequent interdimensional travel companion, Rick.
The reasons for Rick’s absence may have something to do with what happened at the end of season three. Or, these new images might indicate something entirely different. We won’t know until the Rick and Morty Comic-Con panel gets underway this Friday at 1 p.m. PT. Though, to be honest, fans aren’t really going to know what co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have cooked up for them until the show’s November premiere.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)