As soon as Rick and Morty” Season 3 ended on Sunday, fans now want to know if Adult Swim will renew the much-loved adult animated television show. Viewers have long-waited for the series’ third installment, and it looks like it will be also the case in the coming new chapter.

The science-fiction sitcom’s final episode, "The Rickchurian Mortydate," even teased the future of “Rick and Morty” Season 4. From the looks of it, it will be another waiting game before fans will finally see Rick and Morty back to the small screen again.

The waiting game

In the post-credit scene, Mr.

Poopybutthole addressed the coming of “Rick and Morty” Season 4.

While having dinner with his family, the long-time family friend of the Smiths said that the animated series’ return will not happen for a “really long time.” In fact, fans might once again see the show when he already has a “long beard” and grandkids.

Adult Swim even supported Mr. Poopybutthole’s claim. In a Twitter post, the network hinted that it will take a long while before the television show will be revealed. “See you for Season Four in like a really long time,” it noted.

The program’s co-creator Dan Harmon hasn’t talked about the new installment yet as he is currently on a Twitter break.

The promise of making additional episodes

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dan Harmon talked about large episode order. As the previous season only had 10 episodes, it is now a big question if “Rick and Morty” Season 4 will also have the same.

The third chapter was originally set to have 14 episodes, but due to production delays because of the self-confessed perfectionism, it was decreased to just 10 episodes. “I mostly blame myself for doing 10 instead of 14,” the 44-year-old writer told EW.

The voice actor admitted that he is still in the process of learning to do the animated series effectively while satisfying the perfectionism in all of them.

He also thinks that he already learned his mistakes in the third season and they could possibly do 14 episodes in the next chapter. If ever it won’t be the case, he jokingly said that they are not going to listen to Adult Swim anymore.

However, he acknowledged that they still need to prove themselves to make the jump, Den of Geek reported. To deal with this effectively, Dan Harmon revealed that they have to do the first 10 episodes of the fourth season easier and faster, so they could make additional episodes. “Prove it to ourselves, to production, to the network,” he said.