After being left in a Rick and Morty style limbo, fans of the show are finally starting to get the news they have all longed to hear.
For a long time, it seemed as though any new episodes were something we could only dream about for the foreseeable future, reinforced by the pretty explicit warnings from the co-creators of the show.
I hear ya, tough spot. On one hand, it can be challenging, especially with crippling lazy alcoholism, to write a show that hasn’t been ordered by a network. On the other hand, the thought that fans like you pay the price…I mean…I’m gonna grab a drink https://t.co/mvn9nthxCE
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) March 17, 2018
Then, all of a sudden, like a shining beacon of light, we were gifted the news that Rick and Morty would return for an eye-watering 70 episode run.
A pretty incredible announcement when you take into account the fact that there’s only actually been 31 episodes of the show to date.
Now the other half of the show’s brain, Justin Roiland, has reassured fans that there will be no more long breaks between seasons.
Speaking to Polygon has suggested that the process will be a quicker one this time round:
“For the first time ever, we’re locked in, we know what the future is, we have job security. [Dan] Harmon is in great spirits, we have a great writer’s room,
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.”
70 new episodes and none of those agonising long waiting times in between? Oh, we have been spoilt indeed.