Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The series follows Rick Sanchez, an alcoholic, nihilistic super-scientist, and his easily distressed grandson, Morty Smith to parallel dimensions and exotic planets with extraterrestrials. These adventures commonly cause trouble for Morty's familyJerry, Beth, and Summerwho are often dragged along as well. The series premiered on December 2, 2013 on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim. On May 10, 2018, Adult Swim announced a long-term deal with the creators, ordering 70 new episodes of Rick and Morty over an unknown number of seasons. As of September 5, 2021, 51 episodes of Rick and Morty have aired, concluding the fifth season. Series overview Episodes = Season 1 (201314) == Season 2 (2015) == Season 3 (2017) == Season 4 (201920) == Season 5 (2021) = Ratings Other media = Short films =A six-minute short film titled Samurai & Shogun aired unannounced on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on March 29, 2020, during the hiatus of the fourth season of Rick and Morty, before being uploaded to Adult Swim's YouTube channel the following day. Written and directed by Kaichi Sato, and produced by Koji Iijima and Studio Deen and executive producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, the episode features a different animation and art style than usual, and is heavily themed around anime, specifically Lone Wolf & Cub. The short stars Yhei Tadano as 'Rick WTM-72' and Keisuke Chiba as 'Shogun Morty', the pair reprising their roles from the Japanese dub of the animated series. Another eight-minute short film titled Rick & Morty vs.