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14th Jan 2019

Rick and Morty is coming to television for the first time

James Dawson

Rick and Morty

Loads of Adult Swim content is going to be made available on All 4.

Rick and Morty will be aired on terrestrial TV in Ireland and the UK for the first time as of February, with viewers able to catch up on series one to three on E4 ahead of the brand new series four being aired on Channel 4 as an exclusive premiere.

It will be the first time the show has been aired on free-to-air UK and Ireland television and is part of a new partnership that will see boxsets of Adult Swim content being made available to stream for free on All 4, alongside programmes from VICE and Walter Presents.

Rick and Morty will be accompanied by the televised premiere of the Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special on E4 – the first of a regular new ‘Adult Swim hour’ block on E4.

Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes, 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 E4 said: “Adult Swim’s amazing mix of original ideas and anarchic comedy is the perfect brand partner in E4’s evolution.”

Charlie Palmer, Managing Editor All 4, said: “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.”