Season 4 of Rick and Morty will arrive on Adult Swim this November, but the first sneak peek images at the new episodes have now made their way online. The Rick and Morty team will be present at San Diego Comic Con this week to reveal more information about the show's upcoming fourth season, and there will likely be more images and even video clips from the new episodes. For now, the network is giving fans a small tease of what's to come with two brand new images of the fan favorite characters, hinting where the titular pair will wind up going next.
Only Rick is featured in both of the new images, as Morty is nowhere to be seen in either. In the first photo, Rick looks to be in a happy place as he saunters through a field of alien grain. Knowing his character, this seems rather unusual for Rick, so what exactly is going on here? The other image is much more action-oriented, showing the drunken scientist is surrounded by crocodile cyborgs, apparently in the midst of some kind of alien conflict. That's much more in line with the Rick we know, but in both photos, we also have to ask, where is Morty? We'll see when season 4 premieres in November.
Rick and Morty was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, first premiering on Adult Swim in 2013. It follows an angry, alcoholic mad scientist named Rick and his timid, good-hearted son Morty and their insane misadventures throughout space and time. The animated series originated as a parody of Back to the Future, which is why the titular characters' names and likenesses are very similar to Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox). The series proved to be a hit for the network, earning critical acclaim and building a solid fan base. This helped in bringing about a second season in 2015 and a third season in 2017, making Rick and Morty even more popular in the process.
Following the final episode of season 3, it was unclear if Rick and Morty would be renewed for a fourth season. Fans were then given much more than they expected when it was announced the network was ordering an additional 70 episodes of the series. While it wasn't specified as to how many episodes per season Rick and Morty would consist of going forward, past seasons have all featured ten episodes each. If the same format is used in the coming years, this means we could be seeing seven new seasons of the series. In any case, the two interdimensional time-travelers aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
The Rick and Morty panel at San Diego Comic Con will take place on July 19. We'll see how much more information about the upcoming fourth season will be revealed at the event, but we do know season 4 will be here in November. In the meantime, you can take a look at the early sneak peek photos of season 4 below, courtesy of Adult Swim.