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Rick And Morty Season 5 On Adult Swim: June Release Date, How To Watch, And Number Of Episodes

Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming season of the Adult Swim series.


Rick and Morty Season 5 will return to Adult Swim on June 5 with brand-new episodes. A new trailer for the upcoming season has been revealed.

The new season is right around the corner. Rick and Morty has a new contract with Adult Swim, so there are years worth of episodes coming in the upcoming years. Here is what we know about Season 5 of Rick and Morty.

Last year, Rick and Morty Season 5 was in the works, but like many TV shows and movies, the global pandemic put a halt on production. However, according to Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon, working from home on the new season was a good thing. "We're more on schedule than we’ve ever been," Harmon said during PayleyFest NY 2020 (via Syfy). "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."

Season 5 release date

Season 5 will arrive on June 20 at 11 PM ET/PT. Writing wrapped on the show and animation was underway as of July 2020--Adult Swim released an animatic for Season 5 during Adult Swim Con in July, which you can check out below.

As for future seasons of Rick and Morty, writer Alex Rubens mentioned on Twitter that they are working on Season 7. While Rubens makes some jokes here and there on social media, there's no reason not to believe that the team isn't already on Season 7.

Harmon also mentioned at PaleyFest NY that they were working on writing Season 6 during that time, and that was back in October 2020.

How many episodes will Season 5 have?

Prior to the release of Season 4, Ricky and Morty landed a 70-episode order at Adult Swim. Season 1 of the show had 11 episodes, while Seasons 2-4 contained 10 episodes. More than likely, Season 5 of Rick and Morty will also have 10 episodes. This number has not been confirmed, but we should learn more soon as the release date has been announced.

This also means we could be seeing Rick and Morty continue up to and maybe even beyond 2025. Fans of the series are undoubtedly delighted the Adult Swim series has long-term success.

How to watch Rick and Morty?

While the answer may seem obvious, there's more to it than simply tuning into Adult Swim, which is part of Cartoon Network--owned by ViacomCBS. However, nothing from Adult Swim is available to watch on Paramount+, the parent company's streaming service.

Regardless, you actually have a choice when it comes to streaming the TV series, something almost unheard of in the streaming era. First, you can watch episodes on the Adult Swim website, accessing episodes through your cable or satellite provider. Additionally, Rick and Morty is available to watch on HBO Max, as that service has the Adult Swim brand as its own section. It is unknown when Season 5 airs how soon it will be on HBO Max--many HBO shows air live or appear the next morning after, but Rick and Morty isn't an HBO show.

Finally, you can watch Rick and Morty on Hulu, and there is a good chance that new episodes of the show--when it airs--will appear on the service the next day, as that's what Hulu is known for.

HBO Max costs $15 a month, and there will be a cheaper, ad-supported tier coming in June. The price of it is unknown at this time. Hulu costs $6 a month or $60 a year for the ad-supported plan or $12 a month without ads. There are also live TV plans as well.

Additionally, you'll be able to purchase season passes for new episodes when they launch on the Google and Apple stores, so the episodes will download right to your devices.

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