Fans of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty can take a breath and call off the Meseeks: Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland announced this morning on Instagram (while taking a shower, because hygiene is important) that they are getting back to work on the cult-smash sci-fi comedy under a new long-term overall deal with the network.
The agreement will bring a whopping 70 new episodes of the critically acclaimed, sociopathic adventures of genius scientist Rick Sanchez and his hapless grandson Morty into the most insanely dangerous corners of the universe
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 17 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.
Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 with millennials and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on TV, but across digital, gaming, livestreaming, retail and fan experiences. Adult Swim continues to be the #1 cable destination for young adults, and produces innovative and immersive fan experiences like Adult Swim on the Green and the upcoming Adult Swim Festival in October.
(Ratings source: Nielsen, period 12/26-9/17/2017 Live+7, premieres only, based on delivery, English Broadcast and Ad-Supported Cable, & >1 Telecasts)