Adult Swim took a surprisingly long time to renew their massively successful animated series Rick and Morty. Back in March, we learned that complicated contract negotiations were holding up the renewal. Thankfully, those extended discussions led to the show landing an unprecedented renewal for 70 episodes. So why were these discussions so complicated? Series co-creator and executive producer Dan Harmon has finally explained it all. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon breaks down some of the biggest and weirdest moments from the animated series. Plus, a video essay looks at how cinema has explored consciousness with regards to humanity, and the cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story tries to pronounce some of the more difficult words and names from the Star Wars universe. Read More »
Earlier this year, there was some concern about the complicated discussions taking place for Rick and Morty to get renewed for season four. Now it appears there was good reason for the extended negotiations.
Rick and Morty has been given a huge 70-episode order by Adult Swim. That’s more than double the amount of episodes already created across three seasons. Read More »
Update: Series co-creators Justin Roiland and Darn Harmon say that the Rick and Morty season 4 hold-up is due to “complicated” contract negotiations. Roiland said his piece on Twitter and Harmon spoke about it while guesting on Kevin Smith’s SModcast (via ScreenCrush).
Dan Harmon has spilled the sauce: Rick and Morty could be in trouble.
The cult animated TV series has seen delay after delay for its fourth season and according to co-creator and writer Harmon, Rick and Morty still has not been picked up by Adult Swim.
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Rick and Morty fans had a nearly two-year wait between the Adult Swim show’s second and third season. That was difficult enough and it sounds like they’ll have to do it all over again while waiting for the show’s fourth season.
Series writer Ryan Ridley recently participated in an interview where he indicated that Rick and Morty may not return for a fourth season until 2019, and even he’s not particularly happy about that. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 by Ben Pearson
The final episode of Dan Harmon‘s brilliant sitcom Community aired on Yahoo Screen – an entertainment service that doesn’t exist anymore – back in 2015. The show sort of limped across the finish line as it lost key cast members in the lead-up to its finale, and though the series ended with a whimper, the first few seasons are some of the funniest, cleverest, and straight-up best television of the past decade.
Harmon has been talking about making a Community movie for years (remember when #SixSeasonsAndAMovie was a big deal?), but things have been quiet on that front for a while. In a new interview, the showrunner explains that he’s been meeting with The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War) and director Justin Lin (Fast Five) about the possibility of actually making the movie.
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Rick and Morty, the extremely popular animated show that I still haven’t watched because I’m a bad person, is close to wrapping up its third season, with a total of 10 episodes. But that’s not enough for fans – fans, as always, want more. They might be in luck, because so does Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon. Read more about Rick and Morty season 4 below.
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Behind every powerful woman are legions of disgruntled male trolls trying to tear her down. It’s unfortunately a common sight on the internet: a female writer, social media personality, or women in the limelight find themselves subject to increasingly violent threats for a misspoken statement or badly-received work.
It’s even worse when it’s in a traditionally male sphere, like the case of Rick and Morty‘s new female writers. Jane Becker and Jessica Gao were part of a group of four female writers hired onto Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show in season 3 — which until then had an all-male writers’ room. But this shift in the status quo led some Rick and Morty fans to lash out aggressively against Becker and Gao, harassing them on Twitter and doxxing them (publicly revealing their private information). And that has earned them the wrath of Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon.
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Tonight brings the highly anticipated continuance of the third season of Rick and Morty after the season premiere caught everyone off guard on April Fools’ Day earlier this year. And just in time for the return of the Adult Swim animated series, co-creator Justin Roiland, who also voices both of the title characters, got a special package from McDonald’s.
If you watched the first episode of the third season, then you know that Rick revealed to Morty that his life’s goal is to get back the limited edition Szechuan sauce that McDonald’s released as a cross-promotion for the release of Disney’s animated movie Mulan. Since then, there have been rumblings that McDonald’s might actually bring it back, and Roiland himself said the fast food chain promised to send him a batch of it in the near future, after he himself made some desperate attempts to track it down himself. Well, the future is now. Justin Roiland has received McDonald’s Szechuan sauce. See it in all its glory below. Read More »
With all the hullabaloo of San Diego Comic-Con, there’s so much to see and do that we don’t even have time to cover every single show we love. One of the programs that fell by the wayside for us over the weekend was Adult Swim’s incredible animated series Rick and Morty. It’s one of my favorite shows on TV right now and it killed me to miss it since the /Film crew had so much more to cover.
Thankfully, the internet is a helpful place, and you can pretend that you were at Comic-Con yourself by catching up on all the big updates that came from the Rick and Morty panel. That includes a new sneak peek behind the scenes of an episode that will take the titular duo to the Wasteland of Mad Max, details on some of the guest stars coming this season, and the triumph of co-creator Justin Roiland finally getting his hands on the retired McDonald’s Mulan Szechuan sauce.
Find out all the new details about Rick and Morty season 3 below. Read More »