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Rick and morty season 6 release date

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 6 Release Date Confirmed with Teaser

Rick and Morty are back for more interdimensional adventures. Adult Swim just announced its highly popular animated series is returning to the network in a little over a month’s time, setting its sixth season premiere for September 4, 2022 at 11 pm ET/PT, with Australian fans copping the show at the same time as their Northern Hemisphere friends.

Rick & Morty Season 6 Teaser

Arriving in trademark out-of-context style, the new Rick & Morty season six trailer opens with the beleaguered intergalactic avengers with their backs, quite literally, up against the wall. The duo are pinned down in a precarious situation, caught in a laser gun duel with an unseen enemy. When hope is seemingly all lost, Rick calls for audible help and it arrives in the form of Black Sabbath’s iconic hit Paranoid. From there, it’s a buffet of bodies flying and animated obscurity, with images flashing of flying robots taking down buildings, threats of an alien terrorist invasion and Rick warning that the Sanchez family is on the cusp of “vanishing from reality”.

Of course, there are a bunch of random hints to upcoming episodes, including one where Summer inadvertently receives Wolverine-like claws, Rick (once again) uses Jerry as a human shield and the team does a Die Hard. Needless to say, the script is returning back to the usual programming, much to the delight of fans. Recently, co-creator Roiland described the new season as “fucking incredible” and stated that it would see many of the hollow plotlines from season five disappear into the mist.

Summer Smith in 'Rick & Morty' season six | Image: Adult Swim
Summer Smith in ‘Rick & Morty’ season six | Image: Adult Swim

Rick & Morty Season 6 Plot

More recently, the co-creator confirmed that the new instalment will deliver what fans were looking for. Speaking to IGN at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Roiland described Rick & Morty season six as “fucking incredible”, before revealing that many of the challenging plot points that weren’t explored in the underwhelming season five will come back to the fold.

“I will say that it’s a bit more canonical. It really rewards fans of the show that have been watching up to this point,” Roiland told IGN at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. “I think we’re kind of finally back into the rhythm of Rick And Morty, and I think season six is… I didn’t particularly think season five was bad, but season six is fucking amazing. It really is a fucking quality season.”

According to the official season six synopsis, the beleaguered space travellers will pick up exactly where they left off, worse for wear and down on their luck. “Will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? Or will they get swept up in an ocean of piss! Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss! Another can’t miss season of your favourite show.”

Rick & Morty Season 6 Cast

Rick & Morty season six sees Roiland and Harmon once again join forces, with Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke, Maurice LaMarche and Kari Wahlgren returning to reprise their key roles. The confirmed cast for Rick & Morty season 6 includes:

  • Justin Roiland as Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith
  • Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith
  • Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith
  • Sarah Chalke as Beth Smith
  • Keith David as President Curtis
  • Paul Giamatti as Story Lord
  • Kari Wahlgren as D.I.A.N.E
  • Peter Dinklage as Chans
  • Heather Anne Campbell as Jennith Padrow-Chunt
  • Lisa Kudrow as a Tyrannosaurus who returns to Earth.
  • Jason Mraz as a Brachiosaurus who returns to Earth.
  • Christopher Meloni as Jesus Christ
  • Susan Sarandon as Dr. Wong
  • Will Forte as Eugene Michael Piss / Pissmaster
  • Jack Black as a Viscount of Venus.
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Matt King, David Mitchell, and Robert Webb as the Knights of the Sun.
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Image: Adult Swim

Rick & Morty Season 6 Release Date

The latest season will premiere on Adult Swim on September 4, however, for fans in Australia, it might take a little longer for the hit animated series to land on Netflix. With season 5 wrapping up in August 2021, season 6 marks one of the shortest interims between seasons for Rick and Morty. In prior years, Season 4 debuted in November 2018 and released five episodes before the season resumed and concluded in May 2020. Season 3 aired in 2017, Season 2 in 2015 and Season in 2013-2014. Basically, what we are trying to say is co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon deserve a big pat on the back for pumping out new content at unprecedented speeds.

Rick and Morty has been a giant success for Adult Swim, ranking as the top comedy across all U.S. cable in 2017, 2019, and 2021. If you’re where the show is heading in season 6, the network’s teaser sums it up pretty well: “Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss!” As they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

“It’s hard to overstate the impact of ‘Rick and Morty.’ More than a hit show, it is truly a global phenomenon,” Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network, said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “As we prepare to launch this soon-to-be iconic season, we will be giving fans a unique way to be part of the fun – so keep your eyes peeled.”