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Rick and Morty Showrunners Think the Show could Run ‘Forever’

BY Brandon

Published 2 years ago

Rick and Morty Showrunners Think the Show could Run ‘Forever’

September is here, which means we’re closer to the premiere of Rick and Morty 6, and while the future is up in the air for the series, showrunners Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon think the infamous duo could be around for a while.

Talking to The Wrap, both talk about how they think they could run ‘forever’. Roiland says, “I think the show could run forever… The show could run as long as we want it to.” As for Harmon, he thinks that the series could possibly run for a thousand episodes. He explains:

“As far as the longevity of the show, to me, it just feels infinite. That’s kind of the easy part. And I think that might be the cause of some frustration on the fans’ part, because my original commitment to just, I think a good TV show is one that lasts 1000 episodes. You don’t design a paper airplane to land at a certain spot a certain distance for you. A good paper airplane is the one that stays in the air forever, and that’s impossible but you fold it in a way that that’s the goal.”

You have to hand it to the writers for the way Rick and Morty is currently set-up. Though there are some serialized elements in the show, completely out-of-this-world story concepts are accessible thanks to the series meta nature as well as its introduction of multiverses. Heck, we had one episode where it was just the Smith family going around killing alternate versions of themselves, and we don’t even find out who the ‘real’ family is by the end of the series.

Then again, I’m sure Harmon and his team could be tired of the property in a few years, but as a huge fan, I’ll hold them up to their thousand-episode promise.

Rick and Morty returns to Adult Swim on Sept. 4.

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