HBO Max has secured streaming rights to Adult Swim’s Emmy award-winning animated series “Rick and Morty” in the United States, which is great news for future subscribers. The show was the top comedy across all of television in 2017 with young adults, and since its debut, has become a multi-platform sensation across TV, games, retail, and more. The series recently received a 70 episode order, and the fourth season of “Rick and Morty” is scheduled to premiere on Adult Swim on November 10th.
The show won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, and has aired on every continent. “Rick and Morty” was also twice named the License of the Year by the industry trade group LIMA International. Everyone wants a piece of Rick, and his face sells a lot of merch.
“Rick and Morty exploded onto the scene in 2013 and quickly drew a legion of rabid followers from both critics and young fans,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president TBS, TNT, truTV. “The jokes come fast and frenetically in a smart comedy concoction we are so happy to deliver on HBO Max.”
If you’re new to the series I’d be shocked, but “Rick and Morty” follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.
All three seasons of “Rick and Morty” that have aired to date will be available to viewers on the service when HBO Max launches in the US in May 2020. Future seasons of Rick and Morty will continue to premiere on Adult Swim before streaming on HBO Max. Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is co-created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.
HBO Max is expected to launch in May of 2020, and will cost $14.99 per month. At launch, AT&T will immediately offer HBO Max to the roughly 10M HBO subscribers on AT&T distribution platforms, at no additional charge. HBO Now direct-billed users who subscribe directly through HBONow.com will also have access to Warner Media’s HBO Max. AT&T customers on premium video, mobile and broadband services will be offered bundles with HBO Max included at no additional charge.
The other projects announced tonight include a new Gina Rodriguez movie, and the network outlined the kids content that is slated to launch on the service, as well as new shows from Elizabeth Banks and Mindy Kaling. HBO Max is also the new home to Ridley Scott’s “Raised by Wolves” sci-fi series, and will be the future home to the DC Comic series “Strange Adventures” and “Green Lantern.”
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