Justin Roiland, the star and co-creator of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, explains how long he’d like to see the animated series continue.
rick and morty Co-creator Justin Roiland thinks his popular Adult Swim animated series could go on “for a long time.”
Following the conclusion of rick and mortyWith the upcoming sixth season, the series will have at least 40 more episodes as part of a 70-episode order by Adult Swim in 2018. Roiland gave his thoughts on what the future of the series will look like beyond this in an interview with Slashfilm. “We’ll see. I mean, we’re definitely working,” Roiland said. “That’s the nice thing about an order like that is that you can plan things out here and there. I guess we’ll just see. It will become a conversation down the road, with Discovery Network, apparently. [laughs] We’ll be talking with the folks at Discovery after season 10. But I imagine those discussions will probably start during production on season 10, or maybe even season 9, just because they’re taking so long to figure it out this kind of things.
Roiland, who also voices the show’s main protagonists, added, “But yeah, I’ve always seen this show as a show that has legs. This show could really go on for a really, really long time. And as long as we have a people who are passionate about it and a fan base that wants to see more of this family and this crazy sci-fi multiverse that we’ve put together, I think we could do this for a long time.”
The co-creator’s comments seem to suggest that rick and morty is immune to the massive and ongoing reduction of content brought to HBO Max by Warner Bros. Discovery. The corporate conglomerate announced the removal of 36 titles from the streaming service, including several Cartoon Network titles and HBO Max originals like infinite train and Aquaman: King of Atlantis. Interesting way, infinite trainThe removal of led the series to rank third on iTunes’ Top TV Shows list, with rick and morty take second place behind You better call Saul. Given the huge success of rick and mortythe series is unlikely to be removed from HBO Max in the near future.
As for what we can expect from season 6 of rick and morty, fans dissatisfied with the fifth season should be happy to hear that the new season “gets back into the groove” of the series. “Season 5 was weird,” Roiland recently admitted, citing the passing of producer J. Michael Mendel as the reason for the conflicting nature of the setting. “[I] I didn’t particularly think season 5 was bad, but season 6 is amazing. It’s really been a fucking quality season.”
rick and morty Season 6 premieres September 4 on Adult Swim.