‘Rick and Morty’ is so intelligent that only a select few of its devout fans understand it.
Or so they’d have you believe.
The wickedly smart and devilishly funny animation has become a cult hit over the course of its three seasons, with “wubba lubba dub dub” pretty much entering modern day, pop culture vernacular.
Show creator Dan Harmon is infamously elusive when it comes to revealing details about his brainchild, but we do know that 70 new episodes of the hit show have been ordered, and are already in production.
When it arrives on our airwaves, though, is anyone’s guess.
Having said that, the Adult Swim series’ official Twitter account recently shared a trippy, fifteen-second video imagining the titular pair as everything from fish to planets to Godzilla and Mothra, leading some people to believe it’s footage from season four.
Check it out:
Given that it’s not an official season four trailer, though, fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment and frustrations:
Can’t help but notice that’s NOT A DATE
— Savanna (the 🦖 SLAYER) (@PagedPotato) 3 January 2019
So yall been workin on this and not season 4? Cmon i believe in yall, i believe yall can be better
— Milli (@SenseiMilli) 3 January 2019
— Willam Kelly (@WillamKelley) 3 January 2019
Me when you don’t tweet anything about season 4 pic.twitter.com/zsO8pAkYes
— Jay (@jayabhiraj) 3 January 2019
Speaking about the upcoming season, co-creator Justin Roiland said in an interview last year:
“We‘re super excited that, for the first time ever, we’re locked in, we know what the future is, we have job security.
“[Co-creator Dan] Harmon is in great spirits, we have a great writer’s room. We want the episodes to stay good, but we do also want to try to turn them around a little quicker now that we have this big order, I think it gives us the ability to be faster. We’re not going to do these long breaks, these chasms in between seasons anymore. We’re going to schedule vacation time and just keep the machine going. It’s going to be really cool.”
Furthermore, Dan Harmon added:
“I want to prove it with the first 10 [episodes] of season four — prove it to ourselves, to production, to the network — that it’s so easy that we’ll earn additional episodes.”
“Because I never got this far on Community. I fell apart in season three of Community and got fired in season four. Now I’m about to do season four of Rick and Morty and want to prove that I’ve grown.”
I guess we’ll just have to keep on waiting.
It’ll be worth it. Promise.
Images via Twitter/Adult Swim