The fourth season of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, an award-winning animated series, is slated to make its U.K. debut on Channel 4.
Additionally, the first three seasons of the series will begin airing on E4 in February, marking the first time the show will be able to be viewed on free-to-air U.K. television. Rick and Morty’s newfound presence in the region is part of a new brand partnership that will see hundreds of hours of Adult Swim content becoming available to stream for free on All 4.
Joining Rick and Morty on the All 4 app are the following programs: Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros, The Eric Andre Show, Mostly 4 Millennials, Mr. Pickles, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, Squidbillies, Hot Streets, Ballmastrz 9009 and more.
Ian Katz, Channel 4 director of programs, said: “Rick and Morty is one of the most anarchic, ingenious and original shows around and the breakthrough animated hit of recent years. I’m thrilled that it’s coming to Channel 4 and E4.”
Karl Warner, controller at E4, commented: “Adult Swim’s amazing mix of original ideas and anarchic comedy is the perfect brand partner in E4’s evolution.”
Charlie Palmer, managing editor at All 4, added: “Adult Swim is a fantastic brand with a clear proposition and a devoted fan base. I’m delighted to have it join VICE and Walter Presents as a featured channel on All 4.”
Pierre Branco, senior VP and general manager for Northern Europe at Turner, said: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Channel 4 to bring Adult Swim’s eclectic mix of weirdly wonderful and surreal shows to audiences here in the U.K. In this unique collaboration with Channel 4, we are creating a branded destination that will reach fans, new and old, across TV and VOD, building on the huge success of Adult Swim in the U.S.”