The Next Season of 'Rick and Morty' Will Be Shorter Than Expected

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Oct. 7 2019, Updated 11:51 a.m. ET

The time has finally come, my dimension-hopping pals: The release date for Rick and Morty's fourth season has been announced. Two years have passed since the previous season was released, so needless to say, fans have been anticipating new episodes for a while now. 

And now, let's get to the important question: What is the episode count for the next season of Rick and Morty? Unfortunately, it's a little shorter than fans were expecting, but the trailer looks phenomenal nonetheless.

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I don't know about you, but I have relatively high expectations for the fourth installment of Rick and Morty. The trailer was released on Oct. 6, and it looks seriously action-packed.

Mr. Poopy Butthole and the Meeseeks have returned, Rick's lab coat rips off Doctor Strange's Coat of Levitation, and Morty gets a dragon. Favorite characters die, there's family drama, and Morty has a near-death experience. Take a look at the trailer, below, and get excited.

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The episode count for Rick and Morty Season 4 is going to be shockingly short.

While I could definitely go for a long AF Rick and Morty binge, the new season is its shortest yet. According to the trailer, the fourth season of Rick and Morty contains a total of five new episodes, which will start airing on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The creators are well-aware that fans would be disappointed about the lack of new episodes. In the trailer, the announcer says: "half the season you deserve, all the season we could handle." 

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And since Twitter is down to complain about literally everything, it should come as no surprise that fans are avidly voicing their disappointment regarding the new season's lack of episodes.

Check out what disappointed Rick and Morty fans had to say about Season 4 containing five episodes in the tweets below.

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Season 3 ended on a strange note.

If you don't remember what happened in Season 3 of Rick and Morty, let me bring you up to speed.

Rick was waging war the POTUS, and is summoned to the White House, where he learns the truth about aliens and JFK's sex tunnels. Meanwhile, Beth was facing major family drama, and was second-guessing her marriage with Jerry, which was starting to crumble. 

At the same time, Beth is starting to become increasingly frustrated with Rick's wild and dangerous lifestyle. This causes her to look back on her entire relationship with Jerry, realizing she enjoys the calm life they (usually) have.

Beth ends up re-evaluating her marriage, realizing she's happy where she is. Many believe this is a turning point that will cause the show to go "back to its roots," and show more functional relationships.

Although Season 4 of Rick and Morty is far shorter than I had hoped, it seems as though it's going to be a really solid season. Here's to hoping Pickle Rick makes a comeback. 

Watch new episodes of Rick and Morty on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 p.m. ET on Adult Swim.

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