At long last — Rick and Morty is back for its sixth season. It feels like every waiting period between seasons gets longer and longer. The sixth season of the Adult Swim television show is set to premiere at some point in 2022. While Adult Swim in unable to provide us with a better timeframe, it’s nice to know that we have a general idea of when to expect the show’s premiere.
The second part of Rick and Morty season 4 concluded in May 2020. Following the end of the fourth season, season 5 took some time to arrive as production on the show was delayed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rick and Morty season 5 eventually began airing in June 2021, with its 10-episode broadcast wrapping up in September.
Before the end of the season 5 premiere, a sixth season had already been confirmed for the show as a part of a long-term deal in May 2018 that ordered 70 new episodes for Rick and Morty. Although details about Rick and Morty season 6 are scarce, it seems as if the series is now adhering to a more strict schedule, unlike previous instances where fans had to wait for several years between each season.
When it comes to what we can expect from the new season of Rick and Morty, it’s kind of hard to say. With the return of Evil Morty in the final episode, the series has not only established a whole new realm of threats but has also opened up a mysterious looking future for the series as there are multiple threads to explore for future episodes. Similar to season 5, there will likely be some more episodic adventures in season 6 as well, and it will probably only be during the end of the show that season 6 will revisit the main canon.
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