Wubba-luba-dub-dub!!! Well worry no more, for the excruciating pain of waiting for the next season of Rick and Morty will soon be over.
While the COVID-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on the production of most shows and movies, the writers and producers of Rick and Morty have in fact benefitted from the lockdown.
According to the creator Dan Harmon, fans of the Adult Swim Animated Sci-fi Comedy will be treated to a new season of Rick and Morty sooner than they might have anticipated.
During the online panel of the Comic-Con in July, Harmon confirmed that the team had “finished writing”.
What to expect from Rick and Morty Season 5
The fourth season of the animated series saw some otherworldly and inter dimensional adventures leaving the viewer’s brains fried after every single episode.
A key plot point, that was first explored in Season 4, will be delved deeper into in the fifth season. Jessica has always been Morty’s sole love interest. But in season four the writer’s John Schrab and Harmon introduced something new and plan to build on it in season five.
Harmon explained in an interview that season five will see Morty finding a lover interest other than Jessica. According to Harmon :
“There’s an episode in Season 5 where Morty has a relationship with another female character that’s not Jessica. It’s a great little story and my longtime friend and collaborator John Schrab wrote it. [Schrab] has a natural directorial instinct. He also is a tender writer, like a very juvenile John Hughes. He feels heartache on a level that a man his age shouldn’t. There’s an episode in Season 5 that my Emmy is going to.”
Another plot line that fans can expect the show runners to explore is that of ‘Evil Morty’. Whether Evil Morty will actually have an impact on the grander scheme of things, only time can tell. But it’s an idea the viewers would surely want an answer to in the fifth season.
When does the Fifth Season actually drop?
The release schedule of Rick and Morty has always been a notorious one. The show runners have surprised and shocked the viewers with their unorthodox release schedule.
For instance the gap between Season 3 and Season 4 was full two and a half years.
And in another instance, Adult Swim released an episode on April Fools Day and shocked everyone. But according to Harmon, it seems like the wait for a fifth season might not be that long. Therefore Season 5 of Rick and Morty might drop in early 2021.
Though no release date for the fifth season has been announced yet, fans can still stream Rick and Morty on Hulu and HBO Max.