Dan Harmon believes that Rick and Morty could run for decades. The co-creator behind the hit series, also known for his work on Community, suggested in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the comedy could challenge The Simpsons and run for years to come. After Season 7 ends, the show will still have another 40 episodes out of a previously confirmed 70 to air.
The Simpsons, at the time of writing, is about to launch Season 35 and began as a cartoon short on The Tracy Ullman Show, a variety programme with Fox. A 30-minute Christmas Special of The Simpsons was commissioned and aired in 1989, and the rest is history.
In a report by Entertainment Weekly at the start of the year, Fox renewed The Simpsons for two more seasons (35 and 36), meaning the animated series will pass the 800-episode mark by 2025. Rick and Morty are 60 episodes down, and set to mark their tenth-anniversary since Season 1 launched in December 2013. So, they’ve some way to go.
Seasons 1-6 of Rick and Morty are available on Netflix in the UK. The series stars Dan Harmon, Spencer Grammer, Chris Parnell, Sarah Chalke and Kari Wahlgren.
Rick and Morty Season 7 debuts on Adult Swim on October 15, and will most notably be the first season since its conception in 2013 not to feature Justin Roiland, the former co-creator. Steve Levy, a producer on the series, reassured fans that the series had “only gotten better” in his absence.
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