The unhinged adventures of mad scientist Rick and his grandson Morty are far from over, and now fans know when to expect the latest batch of shenanigans on Adult Swim. The series’ official Twitter account revealed today that Rick & Morty will return for it’s sixth season on September 4th, at 11 p.m. ET/PT. This marks one of the shortest lengths between seasons in the history of the program, which typically takes it’s time to make new episodes. Rick & Morty’s speedier-than-usual turnaround is likely the result of the 70-episode renewal it received in 2018, giving creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland a larger heads up to start working on new stories.
Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network, released the following statement in regards to the sixth season’s release, hinting that fans should pay attention to marketing in the lead up to September:
It’s hard to overstate the impact of ‘Rick and Morty.’ More than a hit show, it 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.Michael Ouweleen
As for what to expect when Rick and Morty find themselves back on television, Adult Swim’s season 6 synopsis reads “Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss!” The season will reportedly pick up where the fifth season left off, with the titular duo down on their luck and looking for better things. Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell and Spencer Grammer are expected to return to the main cast alongside Roiland, who pulls double-duty as both leads.