The wait continues for the return of “#Rick and Morty” on television screens. Details about the installment remain under wraps. Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland remain silent on specifics when it comes to character details, possible storylines, and the release date for season 4 [VIDEO]. Regardless, we have gathered below what we know so far about the new season to tide fans over for the wait.

Release date

If Adult Swim follows the usual 14-month gap between each new season, then fans can expect the show to return in 2018. Season 1 ran from December 2, 2013 to April 14, 2014 and season 2 followed from July 26, 2015 to October 4, 2015.

Season 3 premiered on April 1, 2017 and the rest of the episodes aired from July 30 to October 1, 2017. Interestingly, a source hinted during the end-credits of the season 3 finale that the show could return in December. He mentioned that he may already have grandkids and a “big white Santa Claus beard" by the time the installment arrives. Given that the show airs on Sundays, we can cross our fingers that #Season 4 comes out on December 2, 2018.

Episodes

Despite the long wait fans can at least rejoice with the knowledge that season 4 is longer. Dan Harmon wants to do 14 episodes instead of ten. He even teased in a previous interview that one of the episodes may feature a Jumanji-inspired story.

In it, Rick and Morty get trapped in a diary that Jerry wrote.

Characters

Of course, the Smith family (Beth, Jerry, Summer, and Morty) and Rick Sanchez remain as main characters. We can expect Jessica to have a few scenes too, since she is, after all, Morty’s love interest. Mr. Poopybutthole may pop up again in the finale, as is the case in every season. It is safe to say that an episode may feature the Citadel of Ricks. Evil Morty may return too, given that cryptic season 3 episode which clearly points to him being the main antagonist in season 4. Let us also not forget the possibility that we might see a Clone Beth.

Evil Morty

It is clear from the season 3 episode “The Ricklantis Mixup,” that the installment wants to further explore the character. We already saw how ruthless Morty’s vile doppelganger can be when he became president of the new democratic Citadel of Ricks. It may be a foreshadowing of the horrible acts that Evil Morty plan to do now that he controls the Ricks and Mortys.Season 4 could uncover the reason for his hatred for all the Ricks and Mortys.

A popular theory is that Evil Morty is actually the original Morty. Rick left him in the alien-infested planet as seen in the opening crawl for season 3. This would explain the contempt he feels towards his doppelgangers.

More season 4 updates

The 2018 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) may be the perfect time to get more updates. According to Timeout, Justin Roiland, who also voices the titular characters, is among the main guests at the convention. A report from Bleeding Cool adds that he appears in a variety of panels during the event, which takes place from April 6-8 at McCormick Place. Perhaps he can spare a few details about the installment during the Q&A. Here's crossing our fingers that we get a teaser for "Rick and Morty" season 4 at the event.

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