Season 6 Rick and Morty — Everything we know so far

What's next for Rick C-137?

Rick and Morty season 6 is underway, however there’s still no release date presently. We’ve speculated at when it may appear, however, and we’d bet the animated series is probably going to return somewhere near mid to late 2022. While there might in any case be a huge delay ahead long, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a great deal of data out there to hold us over – and for all that there is to know, you can look at our definitive manual for the new episodes here.

While the upcoming season is as yet covered in secret, there’s as yet a decent lot of data to filter through. We have the lowdown on creation refreshes, hypothesis on the plot, and even our bit on what we might want to see straightaway. That is not all, either, so for all that there is to be familiar with Rick and Morty season 6, look on. It’s an ideal opportunity to get schwifty…

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No Rick and Morty season 6 release date, but production is underway

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Rick and Morty season 4 ended in 2020, season 5 ended in 2021, so all signs point to a 2022 release date for Rick and Morty season 6. Right?

Hopefully so. While we can’t anticipate the effect COVID (and different variables) will have on creation, we do as of now have any idea that work is well in progress on composing the 6th season – while perhaps not currently wrapped up.

In 2020, Dan Harmon uncovered at Adult Swim Con that creation has begun moving on seasons six and seven. “We have this multitude of authors out to prearrange season 6, and we’ve enjoyed the most recent few months with new scholars discussing season 6,” Harmon said at that point.

“It’s an insane circumstance to be in on the grounds that this show has famously kept everybody delayed. The artists have been standing by all the time for scripts. And presently, at long last, we’re attempting to change that game and have them generally have something to draw, while we push forward. And so we’re there now.”

Quick forward to August 2021 and writer Cody Ziglar tweeted out that things had wrapped on season seven, showing that in some measure a piece of Rick and Morty season six was in the can.

Producer Scott Marder even presented a report on season six’s advancement during the Interdimensional RSS webcast (through He said, “We’re towards the finish of composing season 7 at this moment. We’ve truly gotten the show rolling, yet that is to say season 6 is enlivening, everything’s simultaneously.”

This all echoes everything Jerry’s voice entertainer Chris Parnell said to us in 2020: “There will be to a less of a wait,” Parnell said of the breaks between future seasons.

Given the sped up process contrasted with earlier years – and involving the beyond two seasons as an indicator – we can anticipate that the 6th season should land in mid-to-late 2022. September-November is presumably the likeliest window for the enormous return. The show is currently moving toward a consistent mood and won’t require significantly more than a year to be back on our screens thanks to the Adult Swim order.

Rick and Morty season 6 cast

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As far as we know, the regulars are back and locked in for Rick and Morty season 6. That means Justin Roiland is reprising his roles – and likely damaging his vocal chords – as both Rick and Morty. Sarah Chalke should return as Beth alongside Chris Parnell as Jerry and Spencer Grammer as Summer.

The show has started using guest stars more liberally in recent years. The likes of Elon Musk, Taika Waititi, and Steve Buscemi have appeared across the past two seasons. Given the show’s popularity, we can expect the same calibre again – though none have been announced as of writing.

We’re also still waiting on Dan Harmon to fully pay homage to his previous cult comedy, Community. The main cast of Greendale’s study group have nearly all shown up in Rick and Morty, with some exceptions.

Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Joel McHale have all had a part to play in the series. Yvette Nicole Brown and Danny Pudi may not be far behind, while Donald Glover’s probably a harder get.

Rick and Morty season 6 story: how the show has been turned on its head

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Rick and Morty typically ends with a season finale that upsets the status quo. In previous years, the show has introduced Space Beth, killed off Birdperson, and sent Rick to space jail. Season five, somehow, topped all that – and could be setting up either a wilder or more restrained sixth season. It speaks to the show’s barmy premise that both those outcomes are just as likely as the other.

Need a refresher? Season five ended with Evil Morty blowing up The Citadel and destroying the Central Finite Curve. That newly introduced construct was used by Ricks to wall off any realities and universes that didn’t feature a version of Rick that wasn’t the smartest person in that universe.

That’s not only been destroyed, but Evil Morty has made a way towards one such universe where Rick isn’t the top dog. What could he find there? It’s probably not going to be good – and ‘our’ Rick and Morty aren’t likely to catch up with him any time soon either.

That’s because, thanks to the portal fluid used in Evil Morty’s masterplan, there’s a very real chance that Rick C-137 won’t be able to freely hop across the multiverse. That also extends to the other Ricks we’ve seen in the show.

The change introduces a great deal of finality to a series that often laughs in the face of logic and shrugs off any real consequences. Rick could very well be treading on eggshells for the foreseeable future because, this time, he doesn’t get any do-overs.

Conversely, the opposite is true for Evil Morty. While he’s not likely to be a focal point in the upcoming season, his adventures hold an infinite amount of potential now that we know even Rick’s portal-hopping antics in recent seasons were quite literally walled off by the Central Finite Curve.

Or, given the show’s tendency to make everything a meta joke, everything will be back to normal by the second minute of the season six premiere.

Rick and Morty season 6 theories: what we want to see from a new season

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we’d love to see Rick and Morty bringing more canon into its stories. The past season or so has already confirmed Rick’s backstory, revealed who Beth really is, and finally seen Evil Morty’s master plan put into action.

These are all things the show needs to carry with it as it moves forward. Rick is a deeply flawed, damaged man who hurts everyone around him. This is still a comedy, of course, but Rick and Morty is at its best when it can hit those emotional beats alongside the punchlines.

Given the Rick and Morty season 5 finale, we expect the series to treat canon more carefully in future. Standalone episodes should (and will) take precedent, but there’s always potential to head back to that well if need be.

The distinct lack of fluid to power Rick’s portal gun – Mountain Dew aside, we guess – might also lead to a slight descaling of the pair’s zany adventures. If they can’t hop from universe to universe, Rick might have to keep things grounded until they can flick through dimensions again.

Speaking of flicking through dimensions – we wouldn’t say no to the return of fan favorites Interdimensional Cable and Morty’s Mind-Blowers.

Rick and Morty season 6 trailer: When will we see it?

Historically, Rick and Morty trailers usually arrive anywhere from one to three months ahead of a new season. If that continues to hold true, don’t expect to see a full-on promo for season 6 until next year. Saying that though, early animatics could definitely appear sooner than that, especially now that we know the writing on season seven has already finished.

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Amanda Yeo

Amanda Yeo is The Rant Mag's reporter, covering entertainment, culture, tech, science, and social good. She previously worked in refugee law to assist people seeking asylum in Australia, and holds degrees in both Communication and Laws. After making the switch to journalism, her articles have appeared in numerous publications such as Kotaku, Fandom, and Empire Magazine.

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