Ready to get schwifty again? Rick and Morty season four arrived on our screens after a two-year absence for the two series, only to go on hold for several months… but now the brilliantly bonkers sci-fi animation is underway once again!
Rick and Morty began airing on E4 in the UK on Wednesday 20th November at 10pm, after initial plans to screen the series in January 2020 were criticised for including too long a delay after the US transmission (which began in early November).
The channel is airing the fourth season in two parts of five episodes each, in line with US transmission. Episodes will also be available to stream on All 4.
Channel 4’s director of programmes, Ian Katz, said: “Millions of fans have been waiting for more than two years for a new series of Rick and Morty, the most brilliantly bonkers show on television. We’re thrilled that it will be aired exclusively on Channel 4 and I promise it will be worth the wait.”
Here’s everything you need to know about when and how to watch.
Rick and Morty season 4 episode 9 UK: When will it air?
Episode nine of season four, ‘Childrick of Mort’, aired on US channel Adult Swim on 24th May. Channel 4 also aired the new episodes in May on E4.
The fourth season of Rick and Morty airs exclusively on E4 in the UK – Netflix streamed the third season in the UK back in 2017, but E4 will now premiere the latest episodes.
Rick and Morty season four arrived on Netflix on Tuesday, 16th June, but fans were left confused when only five episodes dropped rather than the whole batch.
How many episodes are there in Rick and Morty season 4?
There are 10 episodes in total (20 minutes long each). No date on when the second half will arrive yet.
What episodes are now on Netflix?
Episodes Edge of Tomorty, The Old Man and the Seat, Once Crew over the Crewcoo’s Morty, Claw and Hoarder, and Rattlestar Ricklactica are all available to watch now.
You’ll have to wait for Never Ricking Morty, Promortyus, The Vat of Acid Episode, Childrick of Mort and Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri episodes.
This seems to be the same approach as Adult Swim’s release dates – splitting a season in two. For now you can see Part 4 A, but there’s no indication when Part B will be available. We’ll update you when we can.
Rick and Morty season 4, episode 9 trailer
You can watch a rib-tickling teaser for ‘Childrick of Mort’ below.
How to watch Rick and Morty seasons 1-3
Currently, the first three seasons of Rick and Morty are still available to watch on Netflix UK.
Rick and Morty cast: Who voices the characters?
The show’s co-creator Justin Roiland returns to voice Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, as does Chris Parnell as Morty’s father Jerry, Spencer Grammer as Morty’s sister Summer and Sarah Chalke as Rick’s daughter Beth.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harmon confirmed that Taika Waititi, Kathleen Turner, Sam Neill and Paul Giamatti will feature in the new season as guest stars among others.
Rick and Morty episodes: Will the show return?
Yes! The sci-fi animation was renewed for an unprecedented 70 further episodes by US network Adult Swim in 2018, so there’s plenty more adventures ahead… starting with Rick and Morty season five.
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Harmon said that the gap between seasons three and four – over two years – will be the last of the “so long that it’s ridiculous” hiatuses.
“I think it’s safe to say without fear of being wrong that the gap between seasons three and four will be the longest, and last time that it’s ever so long that it’s ridiculous,” he said. “I don’t know how fast we can do it, but I know it will never be this long again.”