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Rick and Morty, the Emmy-award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on WarnerMedia’s Adult Swim, is now only on Showmax in South Africa, with new episodes every Monday.
The show follows a sociopathic genius scientist, Rick, who drags his inherently timid grandson, Morty, on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
This season has 10 episodes, and the creators have said that Season 5 will follow soon – there won’t be nearly as long a break between seasons as there was between Seasons 3 and 4.
One of the creators, Justin Roiland, says, “On any given day you’ll feel like Rick and Morty can go for 20, 30 seasons. We have characters that don’t really age; it’s very Simpsons-esque.”
When asked what fans can expect in the new season, Roiland says, “Without giving anything away, we serialise stories that are sprinkled over the top of strong episodes. To fans of the show, they’re going to want to watch them in order and I would say watch all of Season3 before Season 4.”
He recommends that fan listen out for the voices of “Paul Giamatti, who does a voice in a crazy train episode. We have Sam Neill, Kathleen Turner, Matthew Broderick, Liam Cunningham from Game of Thrones, and Taika Waititi does a voice. Sam Neill is from the same species as Taika’s character and we wanted a Kiwi flavour for their species.”
What about the pressure of creating a new season of a show that is as wildly popular as Rick and Morty? Creator Dan Harmon says, “Every single season there’s a little bit of anxiety: Now what’s our definition of having fun and being good? Are we going to continue to be difficult on ourselves because that seems to be an ingredient in the quality? It’s our job to relax and be happy because that’s another huge ingredient … I think that happens on every show, but it’s weird when your job is to continue churning out something that you are proud of for its scarcity. Every season you feel like your job is never the same.”
Critics have always praised the intricate plot lines and world-building of Rick and Morty, with Vulture saying, “It has transformed into not only one of the sharpest, most surreal, nerdy comedies on television, but also a treatise on storytelling and world-building.”
Seasons 1-4 are available to binge-watch on Showmax.
IMDB rating: 9.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%