Rick and Morty Season 6 will be returning in September – Adult Swim has confirmed. Courtesy of a report from Deadline, the animated comedy series will premiere globally on September 4 at 11 p.m. ET/PT (Sunday).
Michael Ouweleen, the president of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network, said it was “hard to overstate the impact of Rick and Morty.” He added that the two-time Emmy-award-winning series “is truly a global phenomenon. 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.”
In August 2021, one of the series’ writers Cody Ziglar confirmed in a Twitter post that writing for the seventh season, if you can believe it, of Rick and Morty had already wrapped. “That’s a friggin’ wrap on Rick & Morty season 7. We all stared into the abyss & saw the face of God & It was a Gundam.” Ziglar captioned the post featuring screenshots from various cast and crew Zoom meetings.
In the show’s Season 5 finale, Evil Morty destroys the Central Finite Curve, an inter-dimensional barrier that seals off all the realities where Rick isn’t the smartest person in the universe. Evil Morty subsequently escapes to a new part of the multiverse outside of Rick’s control with a yellow portal gun – signifying his freedom from Rick.
The episode further dropped a bombshell on Rick’s “crybaby backstory” – as he hunts the multiverse for the alternate version of Rick who’d killed his wife and daughter. The fifth season further saw adventures with Mr. Nimbus, an aquatic life-form coming over for a dinner party, GoTron ferrets, and Rick venturing into Birdperson’s memories.
Created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty stars Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, and Kari Wahlgren, with notable voice cameos from Nolan North, Tom Kenny, Keith David, Nathan Fillion, Patton Oswalt, and Matthew Broderick (the talking cat in Florida).