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Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland says large gaps between seasons will be a thing of the past

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Jun 15, 2018

For those of you who suffer from a serious case of Rick and Morty withdrawal symptoms every time it goes off the air, we have some news that will soothe you. If you're a die-hard fan of the animated sci-fi, you already know that last month it got picked up for an enormous 70 additional episodes over an unspecified number of seasons.

But you'll also be aware that creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon like to take their sweet time in getting those episodes of the show finished, with last year's Season 3 premiering a staggering 18 months after the season before it last aired.

Well, in a new interview with Polygon, Roiland has said that now Adult Swim has given the team job security in such a big commitment of episodes to make, they’re going to be making sure the seasons get out quicker than usual.

Roiland explained: "We want the episodes to stay good, but we do also want to try to turn them around a little quicker now that we have this big order; I think it gives us the ability to be faster. We're not going to do these long breaks, these chasms in between seasons anymore. We're going to schedule vacation time and just keep the machine going. It's going to be really cool." 

Co-creator Harmon had previously blamed the delay between seasons on contract negotiations after many fans had started to worry that the show had been canceled.

However, before we get too excited, there is still no definite word on when Season 4 will arrive, and previous reports suggested that we might not get it until at least late next year (we last caught up with the Smith household in Season 3, which finished in October last year, so that's shaping up to be a pretty big two-year break already).

Obviously, we would hate for a faster turnaround to lessen the quality of the episodes, but by the sound of it, Roiland and Harmon certainly don't seem to be under any major pressure now that they have job security and the full support of Adult Swim.

Good things come to those who wait and all of that, eh?

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