The end of Season 3 of “Rick and Morty” is upon us. It ends in a matter of days and fans will have another long wait before Season 4 arrives. Speculations are rife that the installment may take longer to finish than Season 3 because it has more episodes. Nevertheless, before the wait begins, we have gathered some details about Season 4 below.

Release date

It is still too early to tell when the installment premieres. However, given showrunner Dan Harmon’s preference for perfection, we can expect another delay. There was a two-year time gap between the release of Season 2 and 3.

The second season premiered on July 6, 2015, and Season 3 on July 30, 2017. Harmon admitted the delay was his fault since he wanted every episode to be perfect. It was well worth the wait, though, since the third installment proved to be more fun and memorable. It is the best season of “Rick and Morty” yet. As for Season 4, we probably have to wait for two or three years given its number of episodes. Also, keep in mind that it's no easy task to animate each episode. The animation was one of the reasons for the delayed release of Season 3.

Season 4 episodes

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dan Harmon revealed his plans for “Rick and Morty” Season 4. He admitted that he wants to try to reach 14 episodes this time, which was the initial plan for Season 3 before it ended up being 10.

“I would like to think I’ve learned enough from my mistakes in Season 3 that we could definitely do 14 now,” he said.

However, he admitted that he does not want to rush into making all 14 episodes right away. Harmon thought that it would be healthy if he approached it differently. He wants to make sure that they can do 14 by making the first 10 episodes of Season 4 first.

He wants to prove it to themselves, to the production, and to the network that it is easy to do. This method could guarantee them additional episodes for the installment.

Episode stories

Harmon said that they already have stories lined up for the fourth installment, which they came up with during the making of Season 3. He teased an episode in Season 4 that was inspired by Episode 2 in Season 3.

In this story, Rick and Morty end up trapped inside a book that Jerry wrote when he was younger. The showrunner said that this was the initial idea for the Mad Max themed episode in Season 3, but then the episode changed so much they had to forego this story. Instead, they plan to make this come alive in Season 4.