With the fourth season commencing in May of 2020, our wait for the next is nearing its end. The popular sci-fi animated series, Rick and Morty, will premier its fifth season on 20th June 11:00 PM ET on Adult Swim. The previous seasons can be accessed on HBOMax.com. Adult Swim released the trailer for the upcoming season on their YouTube channel on Tuesday.
To celebrate and commemorate the return of the widely-loved show, Adult Swim has declared 20th June as “Rick and Morty Day”, a Multiverse Holiday to be celebrated globally. It will be an “out of this world celebration with sneak peeks, behind the scenes footage and special surprises across TV, digital and social, kicking off the global premieres of the new season.”
The show follows a sociopathic, alcoholic, yet genius scientist, Rick Sanchez, who goes on bizarre and dangerous adventures across galaxies and multiverses with his timid and awkward grandson, Morty. Rick lives with his daughter, Beth’s family and is constantly bringing her, his son-in-law, Jerry and his granddaughter, Summer, along on these intergalactic escapades. The series is created by Dan Harmon (“Community”) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.
In an interview in October, Harmon had teased that the making of the new season was not much impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and was in fact “more on schedule than ever”.
“It kind of makes you have to focus on the whole process when you don’t have this office environment anymore,” he says. “Everyone has to run this bee colony remotely, so the honey just gets made more consistently. It’s working for us.”
Harmon also discussed a plot point for one of the season’s upcoming episodes in the interview and discussed how Morty would enter a new relationship.
“There’s an episode in Season 5 where Morty has a relationship with another female character that’s not Jessica. It’s just a great little story and my very, very longtime friend and collaborator Rob Schrab wrote it…He’s also a very tender writer; a juvenile, John Hughes, he really feels heartache on a level a man his age shouldn’t. There’s an episode coming up in Season 5, my Emmy is going to that one,” Harmon said.