Rick and Morty fans have been quite excited to get their hands on the latest season. The next season has been teased with the simple tagline “Wormageddon” as they started promoting what’s to come once the series returns for its sixth season. Back in 2018, the series was ordered for 70 new episodes by Adult Swim but it looks like the creators believe that the series “could run forever” in an interview with The Wrap.
Justin Roiland got a chance to talk about what the future might have in store for Rick and Morty. They seem to be at a point where the series could continue for quite a bit longer than the already established deal.
I think the show could run forever. The show could run as long as we want it to.Justin Roiland
Dan Harmon, who co-created the show with Justin Roiland, pointed out that they never conceived it with a fixed endpoint, which is why they can imagine it running for as long as it needs to.
As far as the longevity of the show, to me, it just feels infinite. That’s kind of the easy part. And I think that might be the cause of some frustration on the fans’ part, because my original commitment to just, I think a good TV show is one that lasts 1000 episodes. You don’t design a paper airplane to land at a certain spot a certain distance for you. A good paper airplane is the one that stays in the air forever, and that’s impossible but you fold it in a way that that’s the goal.Dan Harmon
If you’ve wondered what that means for the future. Well, it seems that the team is at a point where they can commit to a season every year, which is a far cry from the long waits in-between releases in the earlier seasons.
This is the strangest thing I’ve ever said about the show and it still feels unreal to say it, but we’ll be doing a season a year now. I still don’t understand how that’s possible. But that’s why it never happened on my watch. [Showrunner] Scott [Marder] is able to keep us on a schedule that mostly involves being so ahead of schedule that we can actually release things in a timely manner.Dan Harmon
It’s definitely a departure from where the series started and time will tell how it continues going on similar to The Simpsons. In the same interview, they even make a comparison but highlight that it depends on “if the network wanted and if the fans wanted.” So, as long as people continue to return with each new season we’ll likely see a lot more of it moving forward.
Source: The Wrap