Rick and Morty season 5 is coming along nicely and creator Dan Harmon has delivered a promising update as to when we’ll get to see it.
The animated comedy is currently in production for the latest batch of episodes, with teaser clips already dropping with early sketches of what’s to come.
But fans of the series well know that it could be years before they eventually appear on screen.
With season four airing earlier this year, this could mean anything – but Dan has insisted that, thanks to coronavirus, they’re actually more on time than they’ve ever been before.
Speaking at PaleyFest NY, Dan said: ‘We’re more on schedule than we’ve ever been.
‘It kind of makes you have to focus on the whole process when you don’t have this office environment anymore.
‘Everyone has to run this bee colony remotely, so the honey just gets made more consistently. It’s working for us.’
His promises have sparked new hope for fans who are used to waiting years for new episodes to drop.
There was an 18-month wait between seasons two and three, which was then followed by more than two years of patience before season four dropped.
Not only is season five in the works, but season six is being done simultaneously, which means that there will be even less of a gap between episodes going forward.
He revealed: ‘Immediately after this panel, I’ll be going and reviewing an animatic for a late season five episode, and yet we are very late writing season six.
‘I’m looking at finales for both seasons and then also refining the finale of one and then the premiere of the other. So I can’t remember the differences.’
Fan theories about what’s coming up are already rife, thanks mainly to spin off episodes that hint that young Morty could eventually turn into Rick by the time the series ends.
Need ideas on what to watch in the meantime? We’ve got you covered with seven great shows to keep you busy.
Rick and Morty is available on Adult Swim in the US, and E4/All4 in the UK.
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