Everything You Need To Know About Rick And Morty Season 5
WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE, THE WAIT BETWEEN Rick and Morty Season 4 and Season 5 will be barely over a year. Given the draught that followed Season 3, which lasted more than two years, this is a significant change.
In a July 2019 interview, series co-creator Dan Harmon vowed that the delay between seasons "will never be this long again." Justin Roiland, another co-creator, also said that the creative team was "walking on into the next batch," implying that Season 5 construction started before Season 4 even aired. But it's no surprise that the gap between two Rick and Morty seasons is currently the shortest it's ever been.
From air dates to storyline theories, here's all we know about Rick and Morty Season 5, including enough measured hype that Rick Sanchez himself will be impressed.
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IS THERE A RICK AND MORTY SEASON 5 TRAILER?
Well, indeed! On March 30, 2021, Adult Swim posted the first promotional trailer for Rick and Morty Season 5. Season 3 debuted on April 1, 2017, April Fools' Day, with "The Rickshank Rickdemption," which made for fascinating scheduling. The week between the end of March and the beginning of April is officially a big week for the show, particularly because the trailer for Season 4's second half debuted on April 1, 2020.
The trailer is now available on YouTube. The film begins with the whole Smith family — Jerry, Summer, Rick, Morty, and Beth — fleeing through a creepy, foggy forest. Before things get serious, Summer and Rick argue over how quiet it is.
Scenes from the "First Look" animatic, which was launched during Adult Swim Con in July 2020, are entirely colorized and animated. Rick nearly dies in that trailer, Morty crashes on Earth after realizing Jessica would hang out with him, and we meet Mr. Nimbus, Rick's "once and everlasting adversary." Mr. Nimbus reappears in the trailer in several scenes, including one in which Jerry refers to him as a "strange, horny ocean guy."
There's also a Voltron-themed episode in which each family member gets their own super-suit and (presumably) a mecha to pilot. (Is this the same one as the one in which they're all in the woods?) Morty, Rick, and Jessica later appear in some kind of arena with robot people and giant mecha dogs as fans, so there could be some crossover there.
Rick and Beth are seen in bondage gear in one terrifying sequence of photographs. Beth has the appearance of a Hellraiser. Rick's belly is pierced by a swordfish, which he uses to bludgeon an alien. In this plot, Jerry is imprisoned in some sort of jail, and Rick and Beth must rescue him.
WHEN IS THE RICK AND MORTY SEASON 5 RELEASE DATE?
This one is simple: Season 5 will debut on Adult Swim on June 20, 2021 at 11 p.m. Eastern, according to a teaser posted on March 30, 2021. As a result, Rick and Morty will continue to air on late-night Sundays.
The most famous time for Rick and Morty season premieres is still in the middle of summer.
Season 3 began on April 1 with the surprising airing of "The Rickshank Rickdemption," and ended on July 30, 2017 with "Rickmancing the Stone." The Season 2 opener, “A Rickle in Time,” premiered on July 26, 2015, just exactly two years ago. Season 4 did, however, premiere in November.
The majority of Rick and Morty fans have become used to lengthy delays between seasons. Unlike several TV series, which have a more consistent annual production and release schedule, this is not the case here. Between the conclusion of one season and the start of the next, it's been about 18 months or more.
Season 4 was approved in May 2018 as part of a 70-episode order that would most likely include Season 10. Previously, the production staff will have to wait for a new season to be approved by Adult Swim and Time Warner. Since it is no longer the case, new seasons can continue to be released on a daily basis. Season 5's timeline demonstrates this.