Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim, “Rick and Morty” is a humorous, dark and visceral animated sci-fi series for adults, whose stories are likely to turn mind and reality. While this is a satirical take on the sitcom genre, the series primarily follows the antics of the cynical and manipulative superinventor Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith.
After the series premiered on December 2, 2013, it spawned Four Seasons amid overwhelming fanfare and enthusiastic critical reception, primarily due to its quirky and imaginative narrative and humor. After the season four finale, fans are eager to see the titular duo on screen again. If you are looking for the premiere date and other details about the fifth season of the series, consider us as your ally.
rick and morty season 5 Release Date
As part of a long-term agreement made in May 2018, the fifth season was announced in July 2020. On March 30, 2021, Adult Swim finally revealed the premiere date for the long-awaited fifth season. Season 5 of ‘Rick and Morty’ will premiere on June 20, 2021 at 11 pm ET / 10 am CT, on Adult Swim.
In the early days of season five development, series co-writer Jeff Loveness, who wrote four episodes of season four as well as the season five premiere, announced his departure from the production team in a tweet in September. 2019. There was some delay due to the onset of the pandemic, as the cast and crew were forced to work from their respective homes. It also made the production team more focused on the development process. Fans will be delighted to know that the sixth and seventh seasons are also in the works and that a shorter period of time between seasons is expected.
The cast of season 5 of Rick and Morty: who is part?
All members of the main voice cast will return to reinvigorate their respective characters in the upcoming season. Series co-creator Justin Roiland will voice the two central characters, mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his nervous grandson Morty Smith. Other members of the Smith family include Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith, Saturday Night Live’s Chris Parnell, the voices of Jerry Smith, and Sarah Chalke will reprise the role of Rick’s daughter Beth Smith, and her clone, Space Beth.
Other well-known cast members, co-creator Dan Harmon, will reprise the role of Birdperson, Rick’s friend turned nemesis, and Kari Wahlgren will lend her voice to Jessica, Morty’s longtime crush. An anonymous vocal artist will play the villainous character of Mr. Nimbus.
Rick and Morty season 5 plot: what is it?
True to the tradition of the previous season finale, the fourth season also ends with dramatic suspense, due to Rick’s casual alteration of realities. The season finale title, “Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri,” is a nod to “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” and refers to many popular cultures that the series integrates seamlessly into the plot. The episode introduces the Space character Beth, who leads an insurgency against the Galactic Federation. She talks to a doctor about her clone on Earth, confirming Rick’s cloning of Beth at the end of season three.
The doctor reveals that Rick implanted a bomb in Space Beth’s neck to prevent her from visiting Earth. Space Beth and Rick go to dinner at Shoney’s, and Rick mistakenly blurts out that Space Beth may be a clone. After a brief encounter with Tammy, Rick, Beth, and Jerry explore with Space Beth. The two Bethes believe they are clones and Rick cannot tell them apart.
Meanwhile, Rick kills Tammy and Birdperson, aka Phoenixperson, is neutralized by Space Beth, with a little help from Jerry. At the end of the events, Rick retrieves the memory tube containing the memory of Beth’s cloning, but since he has chosen to resort to uncertainty, it is impossible to discern the identity of the original Beth. The season also sees Birdperson as a potential nemesis in the making, his transformation mirroring that of Anakin Skywalker as Darth Vader.
The next season will see Beth of Space take a lead role. According to the animatic, a few more Ricks will die, and Morty could finally express his love to Jessica. The season will also introduce the character of Mr. Nimbus, a fish-like anthropomorph who is one of Rick’s longtime enemies. At the same time, Birdperson, now Phoenixperson, could play a central antagonistic role in the coming seasons. An episode of the fifth season will focus on Morty’s relationship with a woman other than Jessica, and we can’t wait to see it.
The evolution of Rick’s character in recent seasons has been interesting, and season five would explore Rick and Jerry’s relationship in more detail. Also, we hope to see the villainous Morty in one of the episodes, but that’s just wishful thinking. Get ready for the fireworks, because the fifth season will be healthier and more realistic than the previous ones. You can check out the trailer for season 5 below!