Don't let the date fool you, this is no April fools. Finally, having been gifted with the first five episodes of Rick and Morty Season 4 back in November of last year, we now have been given a glimpse at what we can expect from the remaining five episodes of the Adult Swim animated comedy. Adult Swim has now released a brand, spanking new trailer for the last five episodes, giving us a preview of the titular duo's upcoming adventures, and, of course, they look as weirdly wonderful as you would expect.
"Prepare yourself," the voiceover for the new Rick and Morty season 4 trailer begins, ignoring the fact that we have been prepared for this for quite some time. We're about as prepared as Rick usually is for any kind of apocalyptic or extraterrestrial scenario. The trailer then gives us a very fleeting peek at an impossibly huge army of Ricks, each holding spears, and standing in front of several neon-lit buildings. Could this be the return of Evil Morty that fans have been clamoring for?
The trailer then kicks in with the no doubt intentionally on-the-nose "Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy, as we are given glimpses of the sci-fi infused madness that is eventually going to be shot straight into our undeserving eyeballs. The portal-hopping grandpa and grandson duo are up to all sorts this time around, including transforming into Gundam-style armor, action-packed lightsaber battles, trifling with face-hugger type creatures, a Rick with multiple arms and even the return of season one's rebellious pet dog Snuffles aka Snowball. No doubt he is still wondering what happened to his testicles.
Following the great response to the season's first half, the second half of the fourth season certainly looks appropriately crazy and we for one cannot wait to see how all of these action-packed glimpses play out.
Rick and Morty is created and executive produced by Community's Dan Harmon alongside Adventure Times' Justin Roiland. Rick and Morty is a half-hour animated series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who consistently drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe and multiple other universes. The voice cast consists of Justin Roiland as Rick and Morty, Sarah Chalke as Beth, Chris Parnell as Jerry, Spencer Grammer as Summer.
The long-awaited fourth season picks up with the forever burping Rick Sanchez who is still living with his daughter Beth's family and causing more trouble than ever before. From the looks of the trailer, the upcoming episodes see not just Morty but the rest of the family being dragged into Rick's intergalactic adventures, including his son-in-law Jerry, and grand-daughter Summer. As is usually the case, Rick will surely face new threats as mysteries of his secret past are slowly revealed.
Rick and Morty has been previously renewed for as many as 70 episodes, which are to be spread out over an undetermined amount of seasons, although a typical Rick and Morty season is 10 episodes. Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have stated that there will be a serialized element to every episode of Season 4, while each will feature a strong story that stands on its own as well.
The adult animated series is scheduled to make its return on May 3. This comes to us from Adult Swim.