Following up on his recent comments that indicated Rick and Morty has yet to be picked up for a Season 4, Dan Harmon has shed some light on the uncertain situation, opening up about the reason for the show's delay in a new interview.
Harmon gave one big reason for the hit series' up-in-the-air future: Contract negotiations, which have apparently gotten "complicated."
"The reason we’re not working on Rick and Morty right now ain’t because I figured out that I don’t need to impress you," Harmon said in a new episode of the SModcast. "It’s because of a little something called contract negotiations and it’s gotten complicated this time around."
The reason for the "complicated" Season 4 contract negotiations is unclear, but it might have to do with the series' skyrocketing popularity in the wake of its long-awaited Season 3 that inarguably had a huge impact on pop culture, even influencing McDonald's to revive its beloved Szechuan Sauce.
Rick and Morty, created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, first premiered on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block back in 2013 and has gone on to air three seasons since; of course, as fans will note, the third season had a long documented journey to the small screen. The show’s most recent episode, “The Rickchurian Mortydate,” aired in October of last year.