Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty Renewed In A Long-Term Deal For Seventy New Episodes
It’s the announcement every Rick and Morty fan has been waiting for, today (10/05/2018) Adult Swim has announced the show renewal of Rick and Morty for an additional seventy episodes in a long-term deal. Show creators – Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are now back working on new episodes for the successful animated sci-fi comedy series. This means there will be even more space and cross-dimension adventures with Rick – a sociopathic and alcoholic scientist and his grandson, Morty – an easily distressed but loyal sidekick.
Rick and Morty was the number one comedy on U.S. television in 2017 for the millennial generation, the show has gone multi-platform too, with games, livestreaming, merchandise and fan events. To celebrate the show’s renewal, Adult Swim will be hitting the road once again in the RickMobile in a country-wide tour, the tour will kick off from Adult Swim’s hometown – Atlanta, Georgia and will visit 50 different locations across the United States, including San Diego Comic-Con. The Rick-shaped mobile shop will be offering new and exclusive custom-designed merchandise for fans.
Adult Swim is the #1 cable channel for young adults, the channel is known for it’s one-of-a-kind programming, its sense of humour and also for its fan experiences such as the Adult Swim on the Green tour and also the upcoming Adult Swim Festival which will be held on 6th-7th October in Los Angeles.
From The Turner USA Press Release: Multiverse Rejoices as Adult Swim Makes Long-Term Deal For Rick and Morty
Fans all over the multiverse can rest easy tonight, as show creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland announced while taking a shower this morning on Instagram, that they are heading back to work on their hit animated series, Rick and Morty. Adult Swim has made a long-term overall deal with the creators that will include 70 new episodes of the critically acclaimed series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
Deemed what a “modern day hit” looks like, Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 with millennials and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, livestreaming, retail, and fan experiences.
In celebration of the deal, fans can look forward to the return of the highly successful country-wide tour of the Rickmobile, which hits the road on May 17th starting in Atlanta, GA. The one-of-a-kind mobile pop-up shop will be offering new exclusive, custom-designed show collectibles at more than 50 stops, including San Diego Comic Con in July.
Adult Swim continues to be the #1 cable destination for young adults, changing the game with one of a kind programming and producing innovative and immersive fan experiences with Adult Swim on the Green and the upcoming Adult Swim Festival in October.
*(Source: Nielsen, period 12/26-9/17/2017 Live+7, premieres only, based on delivery, English Broadcast and Ad-Supported Cable, >1 Telecasts)