Rick and Morty season 4 is coming back this November and a massive 70 episodes show out. The crazy sci-fi comedy has become a cult classic in the last few years. Until now, fans have to wait for years for new seasons of Rick and Morty. It is about to change with the new Adult Swim deal and the show might now become a serial.
What is Rick and Morty serialization and how would it affect the show? Here are the explanation and new updates on season 4.
What is Serialization?
Most of the cartoon shows after a few years are turned from an episode by episode to a serial format. Generally, for network shows, they are released in season, where each season has its own separate plot. There is a considerable gap of several years before the next installment comes out.
But for the serials, it continues without any break and story is connected. With the upcoming 70 episodes and moving to the cable network, it looks like there will be a serialization of Rick and Morty season 4.
Pros and Cons
Before we label serialization of Rick and Morty season 4 as good or bad, let us look at the pros and cons of the said format.
- More world building and character stories.
- No waiting during Season breaks.
- Fans won’t have to end up on cliffhangers.
- Connected plot and more time to continue popular storylines.
- Increase in filler episodes due to longer run.
- The story quality, jokes and pop culture reference might not be the same.
- Overhaul dragging like the Simpsons and South Park.
- It will hard to keep up for normal viewers.
The serialized format and season format have its own benefits and Rick and Morty should pick the better of both worlds. As long as the writing standards are maintained, it doesn’t matter which format it adapts. Given the trailer for Rick and Morty season 4 is yet to release, we should not dwell that much into future. Dan Harmon and Justin Rolland, the makers, are experienced enough and will take the best decision for Rick and Morty.