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Fourth Series Of Rick And Morty Will Be Available On Channel 4 In January 2020

Fourth Series Of Rick And Morty Will Be Available On Channel 4 In January 2020

Channel 4 has today confirmed that the highly anticipated fourth series of sci-fi hit Rick and Morty will air exclusively in the UK on Channel 4 in January 2020.

Split over two parts consisting of five episodes in each, Rick and Morty will air on Channel 4, with repeats on E4 and episodes will be available to stream on All 4.

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The Emmy-winning animated comedy series follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.

Ian Katz, Director of Programmes for Channel 4, said: "Millions of fans have been waiting for more than two years for a new series of Rick and Morty, the most brilliantly bonkers show on television. We're thrilled that it will be aired exclusively on Channel 4 and I promise it will be worth the wait."

The fourth season's UK broadcast rights form part of a partnership with Adult Swim - the production team behind Rick and Morty.

The new season will be available in the UK in early 2020. Credit: Adult Swim
The new season will be available in the UK in early 2020. Credit: Adult Swim
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In the US, the new season will be available on 10 November on Adult Swim and recently, the show's creator Dan Harmon bemoaned the fact that it has taken them so long to get things in shape for the new season.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "I think it's safe to say without fear of being wrong that the gap between seasons 3 and 4 will be the longest and last time that it's ever so long that it's ridiculous.

"I don't know how fast we can do it, but I know it will never be this long again. There were so many things that had to be settled before we even started season 4, and it's really safe to say - as Justin says - we're literally writing season 5 while finishing season 4 just to force ourselves to commit to a certain schedule."

The show will be available in the US on 10 November. Credit: Adult Swim
The show will be available in the US on 10 November. Credit: Adult Swim

Harmon also left the door open to more episodes arriving unexpectedly and coming thick and fast. Which is interesting, given the five episode run we're getting here was supposed to be ten.

Harmon added: "Not to get anyone's hopes up, but it is structured into our deal that if we're going strong and fast there are options to deliver more episodes at a time.

"Adult Swim can say, 'These are on time and great. Do you want to do more instead of taking a break?' And we can then do more. I'd like to see that day. Just knowing it's possible makes me eager for it. I feel like a naughty boy when I'm late."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Rick and Morty

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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