The fourth season of the iconic animated television series Rick and Morty was confirmed by Adult Swim in May, 2018. Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland were recorded, confirming that Paul Giamatti and Matthew Broderick would have a role in Season Four. The first five episodes of the planned ten episodes aired from November 10, 2019 to December 15, 2019. However, the delay in the release of the sixth episode has left the viewers in the dark regarding its release and content. Although there has been much speculation around the delay, there has been no official confirmation regarding the release date of the much awaited sixth episode. Fans expect it to release during the early months of 2020. Better late than never, they say!
Adult Swim and co-creator Dan Harmon had earlier confirmed that Season Four would be released in two parts; both the parts consisting of five episodes each. The trailer for the first five episodes were seen to have mentioned the idea of two parts with a line “half the season you deserve; all the season you can handle”. With the first episode released on November 10, 2019 and the fifth episode having aired on December 15, 2019, the television series has gone much beyond its usual break in between episodes. The longest break we’ve witnessed so far was the six weeks break between the sixth and seventh episode during Season One, but this time, its proved to be much more disappointing; more than the two-week gap between the fourth and fifth episodes of the current season.
The only solace was what Spencer Grammer, who plays Summer in the show told Collider in November, 2019; that, “We have another five (episodes) coming out eventually, sooner than later” and that even though she had finished recording her part, “they weren’t finished yet”.
Viewers have been hanging on to the Bo Jack Horseman’s final season which witnessed a break, for hope while some others have been speculating if Rick could be a secret parasite (!), but with no official confirmation, we don’t know what to expect.
Come back Rick and Morty, we miss your adventures.