Adult Swim picks up new series from ex-'Community' showrunner

Adult Swim has added Dan Harmon's latest creation to its own animated community. Deadline reports that the "Community" creator has sold a new animated series to Cartoon Network's adult-oriented subsidiary.

Dan Harmon

"Rick and Morty" revolves around the adventures of a brilliant but eccentric inventor and his less-brilliant grandson sidekick, and was created by Harmon and collaborator Justin Roiland. The pilot for the new series was announced back in May at the Adult Swim upfront presentation, and now appears to be picked up for a full season commitment of 10 half-hour episodes. The new series is set to premiere in late 2013, and Harmon is expected to be ousted as showrunner soon thereafter.

The show is produced by Harmon through his production company Starburns Industries, which tweeted congratulations in response to the announcement: “Huge congrats to Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland for the pick up on Rick and Morty. Thanks Mike Lazzo and everyone at Adult Swim."

The new series is just one of Harmon's latest projects since getting the boot from his NBC creation. Not only is the producer working on the Adult Swim series, but he is also teaming with writer Charlie Kaufman ("Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind," "Being John Malkovich") on a new film as well as developing live-action sitcoms at CBS and Fox. Meanwhile, "Community" inexplicably remains on the shelf at NBC.

- Community
- Dan Harmon
- Justin Roiland

Written by: kyleiam
Oct 29th, 2012, 9:12 am

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