It has been a year since Rick and Morty Season 4 ran on Adult Swim. On Friday, Adult Swim’s YouTube channel dropped the opening clip for the upcoming season of Rick And Morty. And it has A LOT of things happening in just over two minutes.
The cold open for Season 5 startswith Morty carrying a bloody and injured Rick, his grandfather, off a rocky planet. Surrounding them are crystals crashing and colliding with each other, which project their earlier adventures.
Morty launches their spaceship as they escape an alien/monster, traveling through a wormhole. The spaceship, taking severe hits, is damaged badly while it rapidly hurtles towards earth, catching fire.
Morty calls his crush Jessica to express his feelings towards her, which leads to her asking him out for a movie date. This gives Morty enough determination, and even with life support failing, he manages to crash land into the ocean.
Rather than being pleased, Rick is ‘morty-fied’ by this. (See what I did there?)
Enter Rick’s old archnemesis, Mr. Nimbus. Rick apparently breaks some sort of treaty between land and sea, whichsummons Mr. Nimbus from the ocean as he stands inside a seashell, giving off major Aquamanvibes.
Adult Swim had previously teased the same scene in an animatic form last year.
In November 2020, writer/producer Scott Marder talked about the upcoming season at the Rick and Morty Global Celebration Panel of Adult Swim’s virtual 2020 Festival.
Marder confirmed that like season three, Rick and Morty’s upcoming season will consist of a continuous narrative rather than standalone episodes. This means that Mr. Nimbus might play a more significant part beyond the episode in which he debuts.
During a virtual conversation for PaleyFest NY 2020, series co-creator Dan Harmon said that the pandemic related lockdowns helped speed up the creation process.
“We’re more on schedule than we’ve ever been… 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.”Dan Harmon
Rick and Morty Season 5 will premiere on June 20 at 11 PM ET on Adult Swim.
|Justin Roiland||Rick Sanchez / Morty Smith|
|Chris Parnell||Jerry Smith|
|Spencer Grammer||Summer Smith|
|Sarah Chalke||Beth Smith|
About Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty is an adult animation series on Adult Swim. It has been created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.
The series revolves around a cynical older scientist named Rick Sanchez and his young grandson, Morty Smith. Their simple domestic life and eccentric intergalactic adventures are the focuses of the show.
Alongside the original television series, the show’s characters have been featured in a variety of media, including spin-offs, comic books, musical releases, and video games.