Channel 4 has acquired the rights to over 300 episodes of content from Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s subsidiary programming block.
Kicking off in February, the deal has landed the public broadcaster an array of shows, including an exclusive premiere of the fourth season of the award-winning sci-fi cartoon Rick and Morty on Channel 4.
The premiere will mark the show’s first ever broadcast on free-to-air television in the UK.
“Rick and Morty is one of the most anarchic, ingenious and original shows around and the breakthrough animated hit of recent years,” commented Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes.
The deal will see hundreds of hours of content free to stream on All4 exclusively in the UK, with additional boxsets planned over the next three years.
Charlie Palmer, Managing Editor of All 4, added, “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.”
E4 will also host a regular ‘Adult Swim hour’ including the UK premiere of Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special.
The first three seasons of Rick and Morty will air on E4 from February 2019.