UPDATED: Adult Swim has renewed Rick and Morty for Season 4, slated to release in 2018, multiple sources now confirm to RenewCancelTV.
Series creator Dan Harmon initially teased the renewal in an interview with EW, in which he expressed plans to supersize the 4th season to 14 episodes:
I’m still learning how to do the show efficiently while catering to the perfectionist in all of us. I would like to think I’ve learned enough from my mistakes in season 3 that we could definitely do 14 now, but then I have to say, “Yeah but you’re the guy who says we can do 14 who turned out to be wrong so we’re not listening to you now.” The nice healthy way to approach this is I want to prove it with the first 10 of season 4 — prove it to ourselves, to production, to the network — that it’s so easy that we’ll earn additional episodes. Because I never got this far [working on NBC’s] Community. I fell apart in season 3 of Community and got fired in season 4. Now I’m about to do season 4 of Rick and Morty and want to prove that I’ve grown.
Stay tuned as we now monitor the renew/cancel status of Rick and Morty Season 5…