C4 brings Rick & Morty forward following fan backlash
November 12, 2019
By Nik Roseveare
In response to huge demand from fans eager to see new episodes of adult-animated series Rick and Morty, Channel 4 has announced it will now premiere season 4 in the UK on November 20th on E4 – 10 days after the US launch. It was previously scheduled to air on Channel 4 in January 2020.
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!”
The move will also surely boost audience numbers for the show, with the shorter waiting time after the US debut acting as a deterrent for those whoo may have sough to seek a pirated stream.
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.