Preview – Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty
(C) Adult Swim, Channel 4

Get some Szechuan sauce, buy a ticket to Anatomy Park and beware of pickles, because for the first time ever the critically acclaimed American animation is on free-to-air UK television.

Channel 4 now have the rights to several Adult Swim shows, with all three season of Rick and Morty being made available on All4 today. However, E4 is also airing the first two episodes from the first season tonight.

For those not familiar, the series follows the intergalactic, dimension-hopping adventures of drunken nihilistic mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful grandson Morty Smith (both voiced by series co-creator Justin Roiland). In these two opening episodes, the duo travel to another dimension to smuggle some strange seeds, and Rick makes the family dog more intelligent – resulting in the family pet assembling a canine army to take over the world.

Rick and Morty is on E4 at 22.00, with all three seasons being available on All4.