Read into this what you will, lord knows we have, but any news that even barely suggests that Rick & Morty is gonna live on for another season is hellishly good news as far as we’re concerned.
There’s one single solitary episode remaining in season three (sob), and naturally the question of whether we’re gonna get anymore episodes beyond that is now starting to rage.
Given the near-two year gap between drinks, you’d think that any concrete news might still be a ways off.
The good news, however, is that show co-creator Dan Harmon is at least *very strongly suggesting* that a fourth season is headed our way.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Harmon at first bemoaned the fact that the seasons contain 10 episodes instead of 14, but then managed to drop the titbit that season four was very much a go:
I mostly blame myself for doing 10 instead of 14. I’m still learning how to do the show efficiently while catering to the perfectionist in all of us. I would like to think I’ve learned enough from my mistakes in season 3 that we could definitely do 14 now, but then I have to say, “Yeah but you’re the guy who says we can do 14 who turned out to be wrong so we’re not listening to you now.” The nice healthy way to approach this is I want to prove it with the first 10 of season 4 — prove it to ourselves, to production, to the network — that it’s so easy that we’ll earn additional episodes. Because I never got this far [working on NBC’s] Community. I fell apart in season 3 of Community and got fired in season 4. Now I’m about to do season 4 of Rick and Morty and want to prove that I’ve grown.
Adult Swim are yet to officially confirm anything, but that’s as good as gold.
And in case you were wondering, here’s Harmon’s official, undeniable take on what that Szechuan McNugget sauce actually tastes like:
I personally thought it was a sauce that was trying too hard in a world where with McNuggets sauce you just want something to taste like honey or like a BBQ sauce. It was sauce that was trying to prove it was different and in doing so it worked harder than a sauce should; it was working too hard to be a sauce…
But the bottom line here: More Rick & Morty comin’ at ya (in about 2 years’ time, probs).