E4 brings Rick and Morty broadcast date forward

Channel 4 said huge demand from fans of Rick and Morty, eager to get their fix of the highly anticipated new episodes as soon as possible, have compelled it to bring forward the transmission of Series 4 to Wednesday 20 November 2019 on E4.

This is less than two weeks after the US launch. As reported by Mediashotz last week, it was previously scheduled to air on Channel 4 in January 2020.

“Love may just be a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed, and hits hard then slowly fades, but we really love Rick and Morty” Channel 4 said in a statement, “so the first episode will land on E4 on Wednesday 20 November at 10pm and be available to stream on All 4.

Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the Emmy-winning animated comedy series follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.  

Fan pressure

Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4 said: “When we announced we would be airing Rick and Morty Series 4 on free to air TV in January we thought fans would be delighted. 

“Instead they told us – in their droves – that it wasn’t nearly soon enough, so we’ve listened and brought forward the UK premiere to November 20th on E4 and All 4. Enjoy!”

Ricky and Morty series 4 is split over two parts consisting of five episodes in each. 

The fourth season’s UK broadcast rights form part of a partnership with Adult Swim – the production team behind Rick and Morty.

Prepare to get “schwifty”, sooner than you expected!