“Rick and Morty” isn’t just an animated TV show, it’s a cultural phenomenon of sorts — and not always in a good way. Rememberfor the limited-edition McDonald’s Szechuan sauce packets (long story), or that time they doxxed and harassed the show’s female writers online?
(Series co-creator Dan Harmon said those fans were part of a “a testosterone-based subculture patting themselves on the back for trolling these women.”)
But as you’d expect, that doesn’t describe all of the show’s fans, not by a long shot. For the past six months, 40 percent of Rick and Morty’s streaming online fans have been women, and another 40 percent enjoy “serious, heart-wrenching dramas” like— which just got nominated — and This Is Us.
That’s according to Hulu, which currently has exclusive streaming rights to the show — so it’s definitely possible fans elsewhere have different demographics. But still.
Rick and Mortyfor a fourth season after being renewed for 70 more episodes.