What surprises will Rick and Morty season 5 bring?

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It’s been eight years since Adult Swim first aired what began as a crude, cartoon spoof of Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s odd partnership in Back to the Future, but has since grown into one of the most creatively driven and critically adored sci-fi television shows in recent memory. Despite this, thanks to the series’ notorious reputation for long hiatuses, we are only now entering Rick and Morty Season 5 after all this time. Fortunately, the next Rick and Morty premiere date is much closer than excited viewers had expected.

Hard-core viewers still already know where to watch Rick and Morty online, but if their repeated bingeing of the first four seasons has overwhelmed them as the show’s official return lands among the 2021 TV premiere dates, there’s no need to turn to Mr. Meeseeks for assistance. Starting with the most critical information, here is a short and easy guide to all the key things to know about Season 5 of co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hit.

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Rick And Morty Season 5 Premieres June 2021

Rick and Morty’s propensity for lengthy breaks between seasons, or sometimes in the midst of one, has already been discussed, with Season 4 being cut in half with a hiatus long enough for any pandemic-related comedy to sneak through the first episode of its Could 2020 return. Since the previous three seasons were released two years apart, one would expect Season 5 to follow suit, but expect a twist in the Rick and Morty tradition.

Rick and Morty Season 5 will air on Adult Swim on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, as announced by the show’s official Twitter account in March. The announcement was accompanied by the official debut of the first Season 5 trailer, which promised a new series of bizarre adventures for the titular grandfather and grandson couple, as well as the rest of the Smith household, which leads us to our next bit of good news.

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Justin Roiland And The Main Rick And Morty Cast Return For Season 5

The fifth season’s cast is yet to be announced (perhaps to prevent spoiling any returning favorite Rick and Morty characters or funny cameos). However, the appearance of Rick, Morty, Jerry, Beth, and Summer in the Season 5 teaser was enough for us to confirm that the entire core Rick and Morty cast, including co-creator Justin Roiland as the voice of the dual title roles, has returned for the late episodes (obviously).

Dan Harmon was practically joined by Chris Parnell (who plays Jerry Smith), Sarah Chalke (who voices Beth), and Summer actress Spencer Grammer (the daughter of Frasier’s Kelsey Grammer) at Rick and Morty’s San Diego Comic-Con At Home panel last year, ensuring their return. Not to mention, on the podcast 10 Questions with Kyle Brandt in February, former Scrubs cast member Chalke discussed what it was like to film her lines as Beth during a pandemic. This period, it seems that the actress was filming for two characters.