Rick and Morty co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have opened up a bit more about why it took so long to renew the show.
The hit animated series was renewed for 70 more episodes earlier in May following a delay, which was reportedly due to overlong contract negotiations with Adult Swim’s parent company Turner.
Speaking to GQ before the huge renewal, Harmon explained he wanted to ensure the show’s long-term future past Season 4. This is why Harmon and Roiland were holding out for a bigger contract.
Source: IGN.com Rick and Morty: Creators Explain Delayed Season 4 Renewal