Following Rick and Morty season 6 arriving to positive reactions from viewers and critics – including a stellar season finale with an action-packed plot about robot Rick and lightsabers – all eyes are now on the show's future.
Cancellation rumours had been swirling, with fans speculating that season 7 could get axed following the controversy with co-creator and star Justin Roiland.
However, Adult Swim has now announced that Rick and Morty will continue without Roiland, who has been dropped from the show as he awaits trial on domestic abuse charges.
The channel announced the news on 24th January, revealing that the show had "ended its association" with Roiland but that "the talented and dedicated crew are hard at work on season 7".
There will be some changes, however, with the voice roles of both title characters set to be recast for future seasons.
In addition, Roiland's co-creator Dan Harmon will now be the lone showrunner.
The incident dates back to 2020 – when Roiland pleaded not guilty before being released on a bond – and he is expected to return to court in April this year.
T Edward Welbourn, a legal representative for Roiland, released a statement claiming that "not only is Justin innocent but we also have every expectation that this matter is on course to be dismissed once the district attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence".
"We look forward to clearing Justin's name and helping him move forward as swiftly as possible," Welbourn added.
If you haven’t already, you can now watch Rick and Morty season 6. Read on for everything you need to know about how to stream it.
Is Rick and Morty season 6 coming out on Netflix UK?
It's not yet clear whether Rick and Morty season 6 episodes will land on Netflix UK.
Instalments have done so historically, but only after they’ve debuted and had an exclusive window on Channel 4.
Season 5 aired on E4 in the UK in June 2021 before arriving on Netflix UK in March 2022, meaning that Channel 4 had an exclusive window of six months.
If the same happens with season 6, we’d expect the new run to land on Netflix UK around summer 2023, but that's just speculation at this point.
How to watch Ricky and Morty season 6 in the UK
The new season was being simulcast globally, meaning it was first aired in the early hours of Monday mornings here in the UK, to match up with the evening broadcast in the US on Adult Swim.
That then changed, however, with Channel 4 choosing to air episodes 7 to 10 on Tuesdays at 9pm.
In the US, the season premiere aired on Sunday 4th September, while here in the UK, it aired on E4 at 4am on Monday 5th September, before becoming available on demand on All 4.
Sadly, at the time of writing, Rick and Morty season 6 is no longer available on All 4.
Instead, UK fans can buy the season on Amazon, along with individual episodes.
As detailed above, the episodes should become available to stream on Netflix at a later date.
How many episodes are in Rick and Morty season 6?
There are 10 episodes in season 6, just as there have been in each of the previous seasons of the show thus far (barring season 1, which had 11).
Will there be a seventh season of Rick and Morty?
There will! Back in 2018 Adult Swim ordered 70 more episodes of the series, which would take the series total up to 101.
Given there were 10 episodes in season 6, this leaves 40 more in the show's current deal. If the show sticks to its current 10 episodes per season model, that will mean the show's future is secure until at least a 10th season.
Rick and Morty season 6 release schedule
As detailed above, the wait for the rest of Rick and Morty season 6 is over.
Here was the full release schedule for Rick and Morty season 6:
- Solaricks - Monday 5th September 2022 – out now
- Rick: A Mort Well Lived - Monday 12th September 2022 – out now
- Bethic Twinstinct - Monday 19th September 2022 – out now
- Night Family - Monday 26th September 2022 – out now
- Final DeSmithation - Monday 3rd October 2022 – out now
- Juricksic Mort - Monday 10th October 2022 – out now
- Full Meta Jackrick – Tuesday 22nd November 2022 – out
- Episode 8 – Tuesday 29th November 2022 – out
- Episode 9 – Tuesday 6th December 2022 – out
- Episode 10 – Tuesday 13th December 2022 – out