Rick and Morty are on a roll! The Season 2 premiere of the animated comedy series aired July 26, securing the #1 spot for its time period (11:30 PM/ET). Season 2 charted triple-digit delivery gains over Season 1, and cultivated 29.7 million streams in July. All that being said, it’s no wonder Adult Swim announced they’ll be ordering more wacky intergalactic episodes with the Rick and Morty Season 3 pickup.
Co-creator and executive producer Don Harmon had this to say of Rick and Morty’s success:
“It’s an honor to see ‘Rick and Morty’ join the exclusive club of shows with over nineteen episodes,”
“It’s time to demand that the network allow us to draw the characters going to Hawaii.”
Co-creator and executive producer Justin Roiland chimed in:
“I am blown away by the seemingly instant success of ‘Rick and Morty.’ I look forward to continuing their adventures!”
Season 2 saw Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) still living with his daughter Beth’s (Sarah Chalke) family, which consists of son-in-law Jerry (Chris Parnell), grand-daughter Summer (Spencer Grammer) and grand-son Morty (Justin Roiland). Rick is of course still dragging them along on his chaotic intergalactic adventures. Now with new threats, secret pasts, and mysteries galore- can the family survive the mess in one piece?
Rick and Morty was created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (“Community”) and Justin Roiland (“Adventure Time”). The series delivers half-hour long episodes that air on Sundays, 11:30pm ET/PT. The title characters are more formally described as a sociopathic genius scientist (Rick) who drags his grandson Morty around on dangerous adventures across the universe, much to timid Morty’s dismay.