I think this is a bad idea in the long run. Aiming for syndication for an animated show is just nuts, especially when we’ve watched how quickly animated shows lose their luster if they go on for way too long. There are very few exceptions to that rule but none of them were given a syndication/several season deal. At the most, shows like Simpsons/Family Guy that had built-in audiences had like two/three season deals (WAAAY past their prime)
This could fizzle out like what happened with Community where Harmon was kicked out and his public history with being hard to work with and deadlines is a big deal.
If that happens, I think Roiland needs Harmon to elevate Rick and Morty beyond Adult Swim fare. Roiland’s other stuff is shocking/rambly material that fits Adult Swim’s MO but I think would be detrimental for what the show has been able to say and accomplish.
This could work if Rick and Morty is given the creative freedom that say The Venture Bros has, but it’s still the biggest commitment that Adult Swim has ever made.
Harmon has stated how the Rick and Morty fandom has jaded him a bit on the show and I think that may just increase overtime considering how much analysis and reaction came from Season 3. Season 3 is still a really good season, but easily the weakest where the formula got a bit more tired. I don’t know if that’ll turn the public against R&M since there’s still a lot of support but I could easily see that snowballing out of control.
I think part of what makes Rick and Morty good is that it’s reletively rare. There’s only a few episodes per season, and those episodes concentrate down the goodness and spread it over as little bread as possible. I feel like a huge order like this is a bad idea unless it’s mad open-ended and Harmon and Roiland can keep it together.
In other words, I’m not sick of Rick and Morty, but I bet I will be 70 episodes from now.
You guys, just take what you get, if it’s good watch it if it’s bad move on and complain about it. Pre-judging a show that is a lot of fun already, cause it has been pre-approved for 70 eps is totally an internet thing to do. Go watch a Star War or something.
I can do both. I contain multitudes.
There’s a lot worth commenting on for an ambitious animation deal like this. Creators involved, Adult Swim’s influence, the popular opinion of fandom at the moment…
Hell, the only other venture I’ve seen for an animated show like this is Dragon Ball Super.
This is a comic, BTW, not a reskin of a board game.
Justin Roiland has a new series in the works called Solar Opposites. It was pitched to Fox three years ago, but now it’s going to Hulu with a 2-season order. It’s set to premiere in 2020.
Yayy its coming… its coming sooon.
I really enjoyed the season opener.
Episode 1, LOL.
I don’t know what I’m enjoying more. The new season, or the raging “fans” of the new season angry about some of the positive themes and de-lionization of Rick.
Clearly, sjws got to this show and ruined yet another Real Man by doing things like “Having consequences to his actions” and “Having people remember his raging psychopathy”.
I wonder, adjacent to nothing, how many fash-adjacent keyboards were smashed over the premier, given how popular Rick is among some of the more toxic men in the world.
I’ve enjoyed it enough to resub to television for a bit. My only disappointment is there isn’t more.
Also for a minute or so I wondered if they had set up the stream to personally mention the subscriber if possible during the private pooper episode…
I love how this episode makes at least twice in 5 episodes someone gets shit on for being a nazi.
Justin Roiland has a new series coming to Hulu called Solar Opposites…and it looks like he just copy-pasted this show.
Doesn’t he still owe adult swim like 70 episodes of Rick and/or Morty?
This show was in development before AS made that massive order.
Solar Opposites was pitched to Fox in 2015, then Hulu picked it up 3 years later.