All the Rick And Morty lovers experienced an excruciatingly long and anxious wait for Season 4 after Season 3 ended in October 2017, but what does the future of Rick and Morty look like, with 60 more weird episodes in wait for Season 5 or it is beyond than that?
Now that the Season 4 finale has aired, we are quite familiar about the direction the show is moving — and a bit about when it might be coming out with season 5.
The original delay between Seasons 3 and 4 happened mainly due to some contract negotiations with Turner Broadcasting. The network eventually ordered 70 more episodes in May 2018, that established a strong possibility for Rick And Morty’s adventures in the near future.
“Rick and Morty forever!” Rick Sanchez shouted in the Season 3 premiere. In a July 2019 interview, series co-creator Dan Harmon promised that the wait between the seasons “will never be this long again” and his fellow co-creator Justin Roiland said that the production team was “rolling right into the next batch,” which indicates that the writing for Season 5 already began even before Season 4 had began airing.
All of this is a good indication that Rick And Morty Season 5 will be gracing our minds sooner rather than later with the usual weird stuff. But the main question is, when?
Rick And Morty Season 5 Release Date
Most Rick And Morty fans have the habit for the long waits between seasons. Roughly 18 months or longer between the end of a season and the start of a new one. That seemingly was planned not to be the case anymore starting at Rick and Morty Season 5, however.
As we said before, in a July 2019 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dan Harmon said, “I think it’s safe to say without fear of being wrong that the gap between Seasons 3 and 4 will be the longest and last time that it’s ever so long that it’s ridiculous.” Roiland also said that they’re “rolling right into the next batch.”
Production on Season 5 is already well underway, and Erica Hayes tells Inverse that it can take nine months or longer to go from an episode’s writing to the finished product.
Jeff Loveness former Rick And Morty writer shared an image to Twitter on September 20, 2019, confirming that he wrote several Season 4 episodes and also the Season 5 premiere. This just makes it seem possible that Season 5 could begin before the end of 2020.
Rick And Morty Season 5 Cast
As far as we know, the Rick And Morty season 5 will have the same cast as before, at least in terms of the main protagonists.
Justin Roiland is as usual back as both Rick and Morty. Sarah Chalke will continue to voice Beth. Similarly, Chris Parnell (Jerry) and Spencer Grammer (Summer) are also back.
Expect to see some famous celebs to crop up, too. Season 4 saw Thor: Love and Thunder and Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi, and Sam Neill drop on by for bit-part roles.
Rick And Morty Season 5 Plot
Rick and Morty Season 4 finale showed the revelation of Beth, who may not be who she thought she was. It’s absolutely confusing, but Rick and Morty’s clone saga will likely continue on into season 5, as will the commotion surrounding the return of Birdperson, now renamed Phoenixperson and lying dormant in Rick’s garage.
The first glimpse of anything to do with upcoming Rick and Morty season 5 episodes arrived in the form of a few obscured pictures on Twitter.
Series co-creator Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have said time and again that they would love to work with Kanye West on an episode. They might just give the rapper full creative control over an entire episode.
Rick And Morty Season 5 Theories: Will Evil Morty Return?
One Redditor came up about an idea that could certainly rear its ugly, eyepatched head in future. Namely, the “Vat of Acid” episode isn’t our Morty from the C-137 dimension. The Morty that Rick taught a valuable lesson (leading to in the deaths of not only thousands of parallel universe Mortys but also his unknown soulmate) might actually become the Evil Morty we love to hate. This would obviously make for a compelling storyline, if nothing else, and would only add up to the high-concept drama and obsession with sci-fi aspects.
Rick and Morty Season 5 Trailer
As we all know that Adult Swim officially revealed the first look of Season 4 during the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019 before the season premiered in November, so the same thing could happen for Rick And Morty Season 5 at whatever type of event replaces SDCC 2020 (which is obviously cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic). Assuming that the show’s new norm is a November premiere.
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