When Rick and Morty wrapped its fourth season finale, fans were split. Everyone was excited by the big reveal of Space Beth. However, they were instantly hit by the dread of waiting for Rick and Morty Season 5.
As viewers have come to accept, the Adult Swim series is known for its excruciatingly long hiatuses between seasons — and now mid-seasons. But will the fifth installment of Rick and Morty be released anytime soon? Recently, co-creator Dan Harmon updated fans on upcoming episodes.
The ‘Rick and Morty’ creators previously discussed the wait for new seasons
‘Rick and Morty’ Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland | Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb
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Rick and Morty fans waited two years for the fourth season. But when speaking with Entertainment Weekly ahead of the 2019 premiere, Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland revealed the lengthy hiatus between the third and fourth seasons would be the show’s last. The animated comedy was renewed for a whopping 70 episodes, and the team started working ahead.
“We’re rolling right into the next batch. The plan has always been to get them out quicker,” Roiland said.
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 also confirmed the team already started 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 said. “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 update 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 also suggested there wouldn’t be a delay when the cast started recording, despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“We have not started recording Season 5,” he told IGN. “But I know they …
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