Rick and Morty, the renown TV show that took the world by storm, is allegedly going to be around for a long time. A total of 100 sequels have earlier been the target for a network series to attain to be thought of as a successful nominee for syndication.
Rick and Morty is going to get to that goal, as it was renewed for 70 more episodes in May of 2018. Now, there have been five more episodes into Season 4, so there are at least 65 more to come.
Knowing that Rick and Morty will be around for a significant period of the next decade, there is an inevitable disposition to see the latest released episodes in a different light, primordially regarding the way each sequel adds to the lifespan of the show.
The big irony of the 100 episode target is that the majority of shows lose their shine by the time they get there. But how did Rick and Morty continued? The question is, can the series walk the distance and keep the quality of the content?
Two Different Elements Needed
Rick and Morty is a franchise that, hypothetically, mixes insane adventures with a serialized narrative. A serialized story requires flow and a sense of upsurge to attain a single apogee, and the longer the narrative goes on, the vital the plotting becomes.
The story either needs to extend the plot to maintain suspense until its climax or attain it and keep on creating another apogee, which is usually the reason why series’ plots become intricate or excessive.
Procedurals and sitcoms can be the dupe of the same threats, but in general, they are designed in a way that is more consistent with a long span.
So how does Rick and Morty equalize these two elements? It actually doesn’t. There are just a few episodes revolving around the series’ plot, and the focus those few sequels get is unbalanced in comparison to what makes the franchise tick.
There are other series such as Seinfeld that have a longer life span because the characters never change or grow; these franchises are prone to concentrate less on in-depth characterization. Rick and Morty is not a series that’s focused on keeping its characters the same.
The continual development of the leads is the central part of what has kept Rick and Morty pretty impressive during its first three seasons, and continuing their development will have the show rolling for the upcoming future.
A Difficult Process
Continued development is a rather complicated process, more so over 70 episodes. Holding off a leadership development for a while can end up in staleness. Two episodes into Rick and Morty Season 4, the series is already renewing ground with Rick. It is not an outrageous retread because the new season is about Rick’s loss of control, and the sequel does an excellent job of showing the way Rick is trying to keep control over at least one thing in his life.
Morty’s continual independence is typically enabling him to have a more active role in numerous adventures, offering viewers new attires of his personality, while also coming with new experiences to the series.
That is a rather tricky balance the characters have to keep to be successful in the forthcoming 65 sequels.
Can the TV show Last Longer?
The franchise cannot just create new ways to show off known features of its characters, but it has to explore new lead developments and disclosures that haven’t been seen before.
Rick and Morty also has an ace on its sleeve: the characters’ personal relationship. They can grow individually as leads, but their relationship can also develop, which will dramatically alter the franchise even if the characters themselves do not develop at the same pace.
Keeping that in mind, and with the outstanding amount of creativity the writers can plot with future intrigue lines, prominent episodes such as the premiere of the Season 4 and Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 3, will keep being worn out for a while.
Simply put, Rick and Morty can definitely last another 70 episodes. The series’ central due and its wild universe of limitless potential is created to have a long life.