Rick And Morty Showrunner Promises New Season Every Year
Rick & Morty season 6 returns to Netflix Australia in November 2022.
— Updated on 9 December 2022

Rick And Morty Showrunner Promises New Season Every Year

— Updated on 9 December 2022
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

The prophecy laid out by Rick Sanchez during the pilot episode of Rick and Morty has actually come into fruition. At least according to showrunner Scott Marder, who recently outlined what fans can expect in the next 100 years (/s).

“510 was a huge finale. It left us with a ton of homework and a lot to live up to. I feel like it closes that book, but at the same time, opens up a new one,” Scott Marder recently told Inverse.

“There was a clear and present danger that was always there that so naturally emerged coinciding with Evil Morty to begin the second half of a larger story.”

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“We’ll have a season of the show every year from this point forward.”

“I think the show could run forever. The show could run as long as we want it to,” co-creator Justin Roiland noted elsewhere.

Fellow co-creator Dan Harmon added: “As far as the longevity of the show, to me, it just feels infinite. That’s kind of the easy part. And I think that might be the cause of some frustration on the fans’ part, because my original commitment to just, I think a good TV show is one that lasts 1,000 episodes.”

“You don’t design a paper airplane to land at a certain spot, a certain distance for you. A good paper airplane is the one that stays in the air forever, and that’s impossible but you fold it in a way that that’s the goal.”

Continuing the post-pandemic trend of consistency established by season 5, around this time last year, staff writer Alex Rubens revealed production was so far ahead, the writing process for Rick and Morty season 7 had already begun.

“Am I allowed to say we started writing Rick and Morty season 7? If not, we didn’t and I’m not,” tweeted Alex Rubens.

Dan Harmon himself previously alluded to the fact that Rick and Morty season 6 and season 7 were actively in development, parallel to one another, during a panel session at the Adult Swim Festival which occurred circa November 2020.

“I think we’re working on [Rick and Morty] season 7 right now, I can’t even keep track. I wouldn’t know if I were spoiling season 5 or season 6,” admitted Dan Harmon.

“We’re more on schedule than we’ve ever been. [COVID-19] 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.”

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Outside of Rick and Morty, co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have other separate-yet-somewhat-related properties in the pipeline.

Roiland is currently producing his second animation-based project for Hulu (after Solar Opposites) alongside Aussie talent Michael Cusack dubbed Koala Man.

Set in the Wollongong suburb of Dapto in New South Wales, Koala Man follows a divorced middle-aged dad named Kevin stuck in a mundane job at the council. He snuffs out petty crimes – such as not taking the bins out on proper days – under the “Koala Man” alias. His only superpower? “A burning passion for following rules.”

Kevin/Koala Man will be voiced by Michael Cusack himself with none other than Hugh Jackman bringing the character of Big Greg to life. For context, Greg is Kevin’s direct supervisor as the head of the town council and the most well-liked man in Dapto, which apparently makes Kevin feel inadequate as both a provider and a man.

Koala Man is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2023.

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Reformed procrastinator Dan Harmon, on the other hand, his own animation-based project dubbed Krapopolis.

According to Variety, the forthcoming Fox property is set in mythical ancient Greece, and centres upon a “flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters” who attempt to run one of the world’s first cities “without killing each other.” In other words, we may be in for the most Dan Harmon spectacle possible.

“Leave it to Dan Harmon to turn the mythos of early Greek civilization into a remarkably sharp commentary on today’s politics, celebrity, and pop culture,” said Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox.

“This project is an incredibly irreverent family comedy as told by one of the town’s most inventive storytellers. We are proud to be partnered with Dan on this series, which strengthens our hold on the animation space and, as we continue to build Fox Entertainment, marks an important first step for us with our first fully-owned scripted property.”

Krapopolis is also scheduled to premiere on Fox sometime in 2023.

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In 2018, Adult Swim ordered a total of 70 new episodes. After the conclusion of the sixth season, another 40 remain on the docket. Assuming each new season of Rick and Morty will adhere to the ten-episode format, the hit adult cartoon series won’t require any renewal order until after 2026.

Rick and Morty season 6 hits Netflix Australia tonight (September 5th, 2022) — check out the trailer below.


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