Rick and Morty premiered the first episode of Season 3 unannounced on April 1, 2017. They went on re-running the episode “The Rickshank Redemption” over and over for four hours. The rest of Season 3 was aired weekly, beginning July 30.
The surprise premiere was a huge success. Since then, fans are hoping for another April fool’s surprise which is doubtful to happen again. Meanwhile, series co-creator Justin Roiland gave an update on the new season’s progress.
Roiland described Rick and Morty Season 4 in an Instagram caption. “ Rick and Morty Season 4 is happening. It’s amazing. It’s coming. No need to be upset that I also make other things.Also—no need to argue with the folks begging for S4.
I take it as a compliment.”Roiland voices both Rick and Morty in the series. He was at the PAX East gaming convention topromote his video game ‘Trover Saves the Universe’ when he responded to the upset fans.
Roiland’s statement was hinting at an imminent release, but not likely to be this Monday. Roiland also described how the Season 3 premiere has created unanticipated expectations.“That April Fools’ stunt really set a strange precedent for disappointing people in the future,” he added.
Adult Swim smashed those expectations on April 1, 2018, premiering an 11-minute Australian Rick and Morty parody, starring Reek and Mordi. After Season 3, Rick and Morty weren’t just renewed for 70 new episodes. The most likely release date for Rick and Morty Season 4 is July 28.