Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty has been kicking so much ass in ratings that a second season was pretty much a given, but now Adult Swim has gone and made it official.
It’s somewhat amazing and perhaps even bittersweet for some, that Rick and Morty has been such a runaway success considering the incredible struggles Harmon has faced with his other show, Community, which, five seasons in, still remains a cult favorite more than anything else. Rick and Morty even recently beat out Community in the ratings game when comparing one of the core demographics of men 18-34. That’s kind of sad and awesome at the same time, but in more obviously awesome news, a recent episode of Rick and Morty also beat Archer. Speaking as literally the only person in the world who dislikes Archer: hooray!
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland posted some celebratory tweets about the show’s renewal, too:— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) February 12, 2014— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) February 12, 2014
It’s interesting that the evidence seems to prove that all Harmon needed was the right platform for his work to truly gain acceptance and Adult Swim provided it, but the involvement of co-creator Justin Roiland should be recognized for the brilliance of the series as well. After all, the two of them made the animated short series, Mr. Sprinkles, which led me to predict, back when Rick and Morty’s production was first announced, that it could end up being the best thing ever.
Also, let’s not forget we’ve still got five more Rick and Morty episodes left in this season when it returns in March.
RICK AND MORTY FOREVER. 100 YEARS RICK AND MORTY.
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