When is 'Rick and Morty' Season 6 Coming Out?

Season 5 of Rick and Morty came to an end on Adult Swim last night and the popular sci-fi cartoon left fans wondering when it would return for Season 6.

Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland created the series back in 2013 and since then it's become one of the most popular shows on TV, with each episode met with great anticipation.

Season 6 is no different, but fortunately the team behind the show have left breadcrumbs of information which confirmed that Rick and Morty will in fact be back for a new season.

Here's everything we know about Season 6 of Rick and Morty so far.

What the creators have said about Season 6

Even though Adult Swim hasn't formally announced Rick and Morty will return for Season 6, both Harmon and Roiland have discussed the new seasons online.

First of all we know that Rick and Morty will be back for more since Adult Swim made a deal with the creators back in 2018 and ordered 70 more episodes of the show. At the time this was after 30 episodes were made, taking them to 100 in total. After the series finale, there have been 50 episodes of Rick and Morty broadcast, so we're only just half way through.

Each season of Rick and Morty has featured 10 episodes (except Season 1, which had 11), so under that same structure, Season 6 could feature ten new episodes as well.

After the deal for more episodes was signed, Roiland told Polygon that he hopes the added security means there won't be any big gaps between seasons. This could imply that Season 6 will arrive by the summer of 2022.

Dan Harmon inadvertently confirmed Season 6 was coming in a social media post he sent out in May last year. While discussing on his other show Community, he mentioned how writer Alex Rubens was already writing for Season 6 of Rick and Morty.

Looking even further ahead, a staff writer for the show Cody Ziglar seemed to confirm that Season 7 had already been written too. Sharing images of an online meeting room featuring Harmon and other writers, on August 7 Ziglar wrote: "That's a friggin' wrap on Rick & Morty season 7. We all stared into the abyss & saw the face of God & It was a Gundam. God is a Gundam & does the Naruto run. Unprecedented."

That’s a friggin’ wrap on Rick & Morty season 7. We all stared into the abyss & saw the face of God & It was a Gundam.

God is a Gundam & does the Naruto run. Unprecedented. pic.twitter.com/t6YAUWI6f6

— Zig Zaddy Kane (@yayforzig) August 7, 2021

Who will return for Rick and Morty Season 6?

There have been no casting announcements regarding the future of the show, but it seems Roiland, who created the show and voices many characters including Rick and his grandson Morty, will be back for the foreseeable future. Harmon also regularly voices characters on the show, including the now resurrected Birdperson.

The entire Smith family (Sarah Chalke who voices Beth, Chris Parnell who plays her husband Jerry, and Spencer Grammer who voices teen daughter Summer) will all likely return to their roles too.

Rick and Morty spin-off show

Not officially linked to Season 6, Adult Swim did announce in May 2021 that Rick and Morty would receive a digital-short spin-off series called The Vindicators. It brings back characters from the Season 3 episode "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender." Members of this Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired team were voiced by Christian Slater, Lance Reddick and Gillian Jacobs.

There will be around eight to ten episodes of the show and all that's been said is that it will arrive either this year or next. Adult Swim are also releasing three other short spin-off series based on popular shows on their network. Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell will also have their own spin-offs.

Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, co-creators of "Rick and Morty" have both already openly discussed Season 6 of the show. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic