In a television era when a 13-episode renewal is considered a big deal, the series “Rick and Morty” just received a 70-episode renewal. Adult Swim announced the pickup today of the hit animated series from creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.
The renewal is part of a new long-term overall deal between the creators and Adult Swim.
The show “follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe,” Adult Swim said in today’s announcement. “Deemed what a ‘modern day hit’ looks like, ‘Rick and Morty’ was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 with millennials and has become a multiplatform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, livestreaming, retail, and fan experiences.”
The announcement adds: “In celebration of the deal, fans can look forward to the return of the highly successful country-wide tour of the Rickmobile, which hits the road on May 17th starting in Atlanta, GA. The one-of-a-kind mobile pop-up shop will be offering new exclusive, custom-designed show collectibles at more than 50 stops, including San Diego Comic Con in July.”