Rick and Morty’s future on Netflix in the United Kingdom looks grim as a new network has managed to secure the broadcast of season 4. This could also mean that the earlier seasons of Rick and Morty may leave Netflix in the UK too. Let’s take a look at what’s going on.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for years, you’ll definitely know of Rick and Morty. The show has gone on to become one of the most popular animated-adult shows in recent history. Rick and Morty is an adult-animated comedy show created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Airing on Adult Swim in the US the show has amassed a huge fan following since its release in 2014.
Rick and Morty is centered around the epic adventures of alcoholic scientist Rick and his kind-hearted but naive grandson Morty. From Earth to the edge of space to different realities and dimensions there is no plane of existence safe from the chaos caused by a Rick and Morty adventure.
What about Rick and Morty in the UK?
This applies mostly for the United Kingdom. Netflix can be credited for why Rick and Morty have become so popular in the UK, but it has been recently reported that British network Channel 4 has formed a partnership with Adult Swim and will receive the majority of Adult Swim’s back catalog that will be available on the Channel 4 streaming service known as 4oD.
It’s a massive blow for Netflix as this partnership includes Rick and Morty which grants Channel 4 the exclusive right to air the show on Channel 4 and E4.
This isn’t all doom and gloom for Rick and Morty fans in the UK as Channel 4 is free to watch. The Channel 4 streaming service is also free for those who register so you won’t miss out on your fix of Rick and Morty.
Netflix UK can be expected to keep Rick and Morty seasons 1-3 until the fourth season debuts in the UK. But, the series did look to leave the service several times towards the end of 2018 and we’re currently expecting all three seasons to leave the UK eventually.
Will Rick and Morty ever come to Netflix US?
If you’re wishing to watch Rick and Morty in the US you’ll need a subscription to Hulu. Adult Swim who produce the show are ultimately owned by Turner, and as Turner has a 10% stake in Hulu this is why any content under the Turner umbrella is available to stream on Hulu. So to answer the question directly it is not impossible for Rick and Morty to come to Netflix but highly improbable.
What about other regions streaming Rick and Morty?
The UK has been the only region so far where Adult Swim has cut a deal. Therefore for the other regions, we can assume business, as usual, will apply for Rick and Morty. It would be safe to assume that Season 4 will eventually stream in those regions too.
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