Rick and Morty season 5 is one of the most awaited animations on Adult Swim, a sister channel of Cartoon Network. Recently, there was an update from the showrunners pertaining to the sitcom’s release and production.
The fourth season premiered in November 2019 and consisted of ten episodes. The fifth instalment was confirmed in May this year. Additionally, a long-term deal was made in 2018 that ordered 70 new episodes over an unspecified number of seasons.
Production of Rick and Morty Season 5 is mostly completed
Dan Harmon revealed that making of the new season is underway and they have completed most of the production works already. This definitely means that the latest instalment of the series is coming soon.
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Harmon also said that they are doing their best and working faster since they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as it is. It’s already been five months since the fourth season ended. Harmon told Slash Film–
“We’re basically done writing it, the only exception is I get on these Zoom edit sessions where we’re kind of finalizing the finale of Season 5. It’s a crazy situation to be in because this show has notoriously kept everyone behind schedule.”
He added that fans don’t have to worry about the long waiting period because that will not happen again after the fourth season. In fact, Harmon assured everyone that they are ahead of schedule despite the pandemic. But then again, Radio Times reported that Sarah Chalke, who voices Beth in “Rick and Morty,” said that they have not recorded yet–
“So, season five, we haven’t read yet. They’re writing it already. But as it stands, we are going to most likely hold off on recording until things settle down a little bit, in terms of when – you know, when we could record back at the studio.”
More news on the upcoming season
In this instalment, the viewers will get to meet Rick Sanchez’s arch-enemy. He was revealed for the first time in this season’s teaser. This nemesis identifies himself as Mr Nimbus, a creature who lives in a giant shell in the ocean.
Also, there is a prediction that the “interdimensional cable” format will be back. Also, that Beth’s clone will stay on Earth. The return of Evil Morty was also predicted.
However, Season 5 could be released in early 2021.