Rick and Morty fans assemble: a new trailer has landed providing a first look at season 6’s final episodes.
It comes after Adult Swim announced that the new season will be taking a six-week hiatus before coming back later in 2022.
Rick and Morty follows the mind-bending misadventures of alcoholic scientist Rick Sanchez and his nephew Morty Smith, which often takes place in different dimensions featuring alternate versions of the characters.
While fans patiently await the final episodes of the latest season, they can also celebrate the news that Rick and Morty has several seasons to come after that, with Adult Swim ordering 70 (!) more episodes back in 2018, which the show is still slowly ploughing through.
This order easily goes beyond a season 6, ensuring another instalment of inter-dimensional antics, schwifty dance moves and the odd emotional gut punch.
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But for now, grab your Plumbus and portal gun – here's everything you need to know about Rick and Morty season 6.
Rick and Morty season 6 release date
Season 6 premiered in the US on Sunday 4th September and in the UK on the 5th, finally putting viewers' minds at ease after season 5's cliffhanger ending.
However, on Monday 10th October, Adult Swim announced Rick and Morty season 6 is going on a six-week break, and that season 6 episode 7 is set to land on 20th November 2022 in the US.
A UK release date for season 6 episode 7 is yet to be announced.
Watch the full announcement below:
Rick and Morty season 6 trailer
With season 6 on a six-week hiatus, a trailer has landed for the final episodes of the season. Watch below:
How many episodes in Rick and Morty season 6?
There are set to be 10 episodes in season 6, just as there were in seasons 4 and 5, with episodes airing individually every week.
This would line up nicely with the show's 70-episode order, with 10 episodes a season bringing us all the way up to season 10.
However, Harmon has previously expressed a desire for seasons to be made up of more than 10 episodes, so it remains to be seen if the seventh instalment will increase the episode count for the first time since season 1's 11 episodes.
Rick and Morty season 6 cast
One thing we can pretty much confirm is the cast, as co-creator Justin Roiland helpfully voices half the characters – including titular duo Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith.
We fully expect the fellow main voice cast of the Smith family to return, including Chris Parnell as Morty's dad Jerry, Spencer Grammer as sister Summer and Sarah Chalke as mum Beth, and possibly her clone counterpart Space Beth also.
Rick and Morty has more than its fair share of memorable recurring characters too, so a reappearance is likely for Kari Wahlgren as Jessica, Keith David as the President of the United States and Harmon as Birdperson.
As usual, season 6 will likely feature another batch of impressive celebrity guest stars – expect news on that front nearer the release date.
Rick and Morty season 6 spoilers
We're quite far out from hearing any concrete story details or spoilers about season 6, and the show's adventure-of-the-week episodic nature makes it difficult to predict.
However, despite the show's somewhat loose regard for continuity, there are a few dangling plot threads the show seems intent on following up, the Birdperson storyline that has been ongoing since season one in particular. Birdperson last appeared in season 5 when Rick resurrected him and revealed he had a secret daughter, who will presumably reappear later in the series.
In season 5's two-part finale, fans were reintroduced to Evil Morty, who had been absent from the show since season 3. After breaching the Central Finite Curve, Morty was able to travel to other parts of multiverse where Rick was no longer in control.
The finale concluded with Evil Morty unveiling a new world before jumping into a yellow portal, believed to signify his emancipation from Rick - leaving fans pondering whether we'll ever see him again. Fans can also look forward to more universes to be explored in season 6.
Meanwhile, superhero team parody The Vindicators are also receiving a spin-off, which could potentially lead to a crossover in season 6 or beyond.