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Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon says the show could go on for decades like The Simpsons

Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon says the show could go on for decades like The Simpsons

The animated sitcom isn't even halfway through the deal signed with Adult Swim.

Dan Harmon believes his legendary show Rick and Morty could have serious longevity.

The hilarious animated sitcom is gearing up to drop its seventh season next month and there have been jokes throughout the show that it will go for 100 years.

While some people might think the show only has a few more instalments left of relevance, its co-creator is genuinely looking long into the future.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the outlet says Harmon reckons Rick and Morty could go on for decades like The Simpsons.

The legendary Fox/Disney show about the family based in Springfield launched in late 1989 and has been going strong ever since.

It's currently on its 34th season and there have been a whopping 750 episodes that have aired.

Rick and Morty, by comparison, has produced 61 episodes to date, but they're not even halfway through the deal inked with Adult Swim.

Back in 2018 and when there were only three seasons to the show's name, Adult Swim revealed they had signed on for 70 more episodes.

The first four seasons each took two years to be released and the most recent three have dropped within a year of each other.

So we have at least four to eight years left of Rick and Morty coming our way until Adult Swim's deal with the show is finally up.

The series is embarking on a brave new world with season seven as it will no longer have Justin Roiland voice the likes of Rick, Morty and a few other characters.

Roiland, who was a co-creator alongside Harmon, was dropped by Adult Swim after he was charged with domestic violence.

Adult Swim

The charges were later rescinded due to a lack of evidence, however the network stuck to its guns and parted ways with him.

Two new voice actors have been brought in to voice Rick and Morty for the seventh instalment and those individuals are being kept anonymous until the season arrives.

When the trailer for the upcoming batch of episodes was released, fans were surprised at how similar the voices were to Roiland's.

But they will be able to properly judge it when the season releases around the world next month.

Adult Swim has been kind enough to let us know what we can expect from the seventh season of the incredible show.

A synopsis says: "Rick and Morty are back and sounding more like themselves than ever! It’s season seven, and the possibilities are endless: what’s up with Jerry? EVIL Summer?! And will they ever go back to the high school?! Maybe not! But let’s find out!

"There’s probably less p*ss than last season. Rick and Morty, 100 years! Or at least until season 10!"

The first episode will be released on October 15.

Featured Image Credit: Adult Swim

Topics: Rick and Morty, Film and TV