Fans of the hit AdultSwim series Rick and Morty have been left mortified (hehe) after it transpired that no new episodes are on the way, with not even the co-creator Dan Harmon knowing when the new episodes will be commissioned.
For the uninitiated, Rick and Morty is an animated TV show on AdultSwim about a deranged scientist and his nervous and slightly dim grandson that skewers pretty much all the science fiction tropes in its path as the pair travel across space and in different dimensions using Rick's insane intelligence.
The show has become something of a cult hit and has really taken off after its first three series, all of which aired in the space of three years. However, perhaps owing to the growing expectation of the show following its burgeoning viewership, the show's creator speculated that filming on series 4 might have to take a backseat.
While this is nothing new to fans- there were countless delays for the third season of Rick and Morty - many have taken to social media to exclaim their annoyance.
One hardcore fan even wrote below one of the co-creator's comments on Twitter that his work ethic was to blame. "Quit wasting time and go finish the next R&M season, you lazy alcoholic. Run the Jewels can get the animators to make a music video, but we're waiting on them for the next season? Nah, we're waiting on you to finish writing it, like that fuckin book."
The harsh comment appeared to be in reference to the similar predicament Game of Thrones fans find themselves in having waited years and years for the final installment in the long-awaited Game of Thrones book series by George R.R. Martin.
Since the first season aired in 2014, the show has been compared to iconic animation shows such as The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy and holds a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It's also won 12 awards and been nominated for a further 14; a tremendous feat for any show- let alone an animated one.
Still, until Adult Swim commissions another installment of Rick and Morty's other-worldly adventures, it's unlikely Dan Harmon and his co-creator Justin Roiland will be writing episodes anytime soon.