In a July 2019 interview, Series co-creator Dan Harmon promised that the wait between seasons “will never be this long again.” His fellow co-creator Justin Roiland also said that the production team was “rolling right into the next batch,” meaning that work on Season 5 began before Season 4 even began airing. So it makes sense that we’re now looking at the shortest amount of time between two Rick and Morty seasons. Here’s everything to know about Rick and Morty Season 5, from air dates to plot theories — with enough calculated speculation that Rick Sanchez himself would be impressed.
What was in the
Adult Swim released the first official trailer for Rick and Morty Season 5 on March 30, 2021. It makes for interesting timing considering Season 3’s surprise debut on April 1, 2017 — April Fools’ Day — with “The Rickshank Rickdemption.” The end of March and the beginning of April is officially a major week for the show, especially when we remember that the trailer for the back-half of Season 4 debuted on April 1, 2020.
Watch the Rick and Morty Season 5 Trailer
The opening Scene shows entire Smith family – Jerry, Summer, Rick, Morty, and Beth running through an eerie, foggy wood. Summer and Rick bicker about it being too quiet before things get interesting.
We see fully colorized and animated scenes from the “First Look” animatic released during July 2020’s Adult Swim Con. In that trailer, Rick almost dies, Morty crash-lands on Earth when he realizes that Jessica might hang out with him. we also meet Mr. Nimbus, Rick’s “once and eternal foe.” Mr. Nimbus reappears in several scenes from the trailer. In one scene Jerry calls him a “strange, horny ocean man.”
There’s also some kind of Voltron-themed episode where each member of the family gets a super-suit. (Is this the same episode where they’re all in the woods?) Morty, Rick, and Jessica also later appear in some kind of arena. There the spectators are robot people and giant mecha dogs, so there may be some overlap there.
One nightmarish series of images shows Rick and Beth in bondage gear. Beth looks like Hellraiser. Rick has a swordfish through his abdomen, which he uses to bludgeon an alien. Jerry is strung up in some kind of dungeon in this storyline, so it’s up to Rick and Beth to save him.