Rick and Morty depicts the mind-bending misadventures of alcoholic scientist Rick Sanchez and his nephew Morty Smith, which frequently take place in multiple dimensions and feature alternate characters.
Adult Swim ordered 70 (!) additional episodes of Rick and Morty in 2018, which the show is still slowly producing. While fans patiently await the release of season 6, they can take solace in the fact that the series will continue for several more seasons.
This order easily exceeds a sixth season, guaranteeing yet another instalment of interdimensional antics, slick dance skills, and the occasional dramatic gut blow.
Speaking of which, season 5’s dramatic two-part finale, Forgetting Sarick Mortshall and Rickmurai Jack, left fans reeling with the breakup of Rick and Morty and the reappearance of Evil Morty, who proceeded to breach Rick’s protective bubble, both figuratively and physically. Rick and Morty may not always have a healthy relationship, but they require one another.
Rick and Morty has also poked fun at its comeback with a new post on its official Instagram account, which displays a clip of Morty crashing to Earth after another catastrophic trip in the season 5 opener. It confirms the query “Will season 6 ever be released?” with a straightforward “yes” in the caption, but cheekily declines to provide an official air date.
So grab your Plumbus and portal gun — here is all you need to know about the sixth season of Rick and Morty.
Rick and Morty Season 6 Release Date
The most hopeful release date for season 6 of Rick and Morty is summer 2022.
Rick and Morty has a notoriously unpredictable release schedule, with a two-year delay both before and after the eagerly anticipated third season.
However, now that creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have signed a landmark 70-episode agreement with Adult Swim, Roiland has pledged that there would be no more lengthy gaps between seasons.
Indeed, season five debuted around a year after the fourth instalment, and in July 2020, creator Dan Harmon revealed that work had begun on season six. By August 2021, writer Cody Ziglar intimated on Twitter that season seven had been completed.
Rick and Morty may shift to a more regular annual schedule, which would position the launch of season 6 in the summer of 2022, given that the scripts have been written and the show is already producing episodes continuously.
However, this being Rick and Morty, so don’t count out a more experimental release strategy — the season 3 opener infamously aired on April Fool’s Day without any warning, and Roiland has also indicated a wish to release episodes monthly to eliminate season gaps.
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How Many Episodes Are in Season Six of Rick and Morty?
Given that both seasons 4 and 5 were comprised of 10 episodes, we anticipate that season 6 will similarly contain 10 adventures. They may air in two parts, similar to the fourth season, which was divided into two blocks of five episodes.
This would be consistent with the show’s 70-episode plan, with 10 episodes per season taking us to season 10.
However, Harmon has previously voiced a desire for seasons to consist of more than 10 episodes, therefore it is unknown whether the seventh instalment would expand the episode count for the first time since season 1’s 11 episodes.
Rick and Morty Season 6 Cast
Co-creator Justin Roiland voices around fifty percent of the characters, including Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, the show’s title characters.
We anticipate the return of the other principal voice actors from the Smith family, including Chris Parnell as Morty’s father Jerry, Spencer Grammer as his sister Summer, Sarah Chalke as his mother Beth, and potentially her clone counterpart Space Beth as well.
Rick and Morty has an abundance of memorable recurring characters, thus Kari Wahlgren as Jessica, Keith David as the President of the United States, and Harmon as Birdperson are sure to return.
As is customary, the sixth season will likely feature a new crop of notable celebrity guest stars; look for more on this front closer to the premiere date.
Rick and Morty Season 6 Trailer
We rarely see finished footage until a few months prior to a show’s premiere date, so a teaser for season 6 is unlikely until later in 2022.
We saw an early animatic for the season 5 premiere well over a year before the show appeared, but we expect that this time there will be less gap between the trailer and season releases. The Adult Swim Festival is our best option for seeing the premiere of season 6, which has historically occurred in November.