‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5: Dan Harmon Updates Fans on the New Season and It Does Not Disappoint

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5: Dan Harmon Updates Fans on the New Season and It Does Not Disappoint

When Rick and Morty wrapped its fourth season finale, followers had been cut up. Everyone was excited by the large reveal of Space Beth. However, they had been immediately hit by the dread of ready for Rick and Morty Season 5. 

As viewers have come to simply accept, the Adult Swim collection is understood for its excruciatingly lengthy hiatuses between seasons — and now mid-seasons. But will the fifth installment of Rick and Morty be launched anytime quickly? Recently, co-creator Dan Harmon up to date followers on upcoming episodes.

The ‘Rick and Morty’ creators beforehand discussed the wait for brand spanking new seasons

'Rick and Morty' Creators Dan Harmon Justin Roiland at Comic Con 2019
‘Rick and Morty’ Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland | Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb

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Rick and Morty followers waited two years for the fourth season. But when talking with Entertainment Weekly forward of the 2019 premiere, Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland revealed the prolonged hiatus between the third and fourth seasons can be the present’s final. The animated comedy was renewed for a whopping 70 episodes, and the crew began working forward.

“We’re rolling right into the next batch. The plan has always been to get them out quicker,” Roiland stated.

Then Harmon added, “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. I don’t know how fast we can do it. But I know it will never be this long again.”

At the time, Harmon additionally confirmed the crew already began writing Rick and Morty Season 5. 

“We’re literally writing season 5 while finishing season 4 just to force ourselves to commit to a certain schedule,” he stated. “Not to get anyone’s hopes up, but it is structured into our deal that if we’re going strong and fast there are options to deliver more episodes at a time.”

Dan Harmon delivers an replace on ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5

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In May 2020, Chris Parnell, who voices Jerry, revealed Rick and Morty Season 5 was being written. He additionally steered there wouldn’t be a delay when the solid began recording, regardless of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“We have not started recording Season 5,” he instructed IGN. “But I know they have, certainly, episodes written and have it boarded to a certain extent. But I don’t know when we’ll start recording.”

He added, “I can actually record proper sessions from home. You know, as long as the studio does some safety protocols and stuff like that, it’s an easy situation to go into a booth and record and not have to encounter anybody.”

Then in July 2020, Harmon up to date the standing of Rick and Morty Season 5 throughout Adult Swim Con. 

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“I am so excited about some of the season 5 stuff,” Harmon stated. “We’re basically done writing it. The only exception is that I get on these Zoom edit sessions where we’re at the point of finalizing the finale of season five. But we have got all these writers on the script of season six.”

He continued, “It’s a crazy situation to be in because this show has notoriously kept everyone behind schedule. The artists have always been waiting for scripts. And now, finally, we’re trying to change that game and have them always have something to draw while we move ahead. So we’re there now.”

Meanwhile, Adult Swim dropped its first sneak peek on the new season. The chilly open promo launched Rick’s nemesis, Mr. Nimbus. And though it’s clear the clip was unfinished, the teaser is proof issues are coming alongside. So keep tuned. There’s extra forward.

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