Aw Jeez, the First ‘Rick & Morty’ Season 6 Teaser Has Landed
Wubba lubba dub dub. Adult Swim has dropped the first teaser for Rick & Morty season six, ahead of the long-awaited series‘ September 4 release date. Short and sweet, the first look teaser trailer doesn’t give much away, but it does confirm previous statements that the animated phenomenon will return to its sci-fi roots. We’re talking more intergalactic adventures, a revamped multiverse and presumably the return of Evil Morty.
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Opening with the classic movie-guy voice-over, the Rick & Morty season six trailer harks back to the adventures of old. Interspersed over shots of the past five seasons, including some of the most iconic scenes in Adult Swim history, the short promo clip reminds us all that nothing is as it seems. “A lot has happened over the past few years,” the booming baritone reveals. “Long story short, the universe as we all know it has ended, but don’t let that get you down.”
Throughout the clip, we see Morty take a yellow portal gun and enter an alternate universe where Rick is no longer the smartest man in the world. A shocking revelation, the change of scenery suggests the presence of a new being with the potential to put an end to the duo’s outer-space hijinks. As we saw in season five, the events of the plotline ended with the fate of the multiverse hanging in the balance, with fans eager to find out just what becomes of the fable grandpa-grandson team.
For fans of the show, the new season is set to mark a welcomed return back to traditional viewing. While the animated series had enjoyed a stellar run at the top of Netflix‘s most-watched, the fifth instalment wasn’t able to quite capture the magic of the previous ones, something co-creator Justin Roiland admitted he was aware of. Taking to Twitter, the Rick & Morty showrunner revealed that season five was a “weird one”, following the shocking death of line producer J. Michael Mendel, who passed away unexpectedly in 2019.
“My friend, partner, and line producer Mike Mendel passed away,” Roiland wrote. “I am devastated. My heart breaks for his family. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you by my side Mike. I’m destroyed.”
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,” he said. “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.”
Rick And Morty season five aired its last episode on 5 September 2021, marking almost a full year since the animated series was last on fans’ screens. 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 and Morty season six is slated to premiere on Adult Swim starting on September 4. You can check out the first look season six teaser above.
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