Season 5 of Rick and Morty is finally on its way to streaming platforms, and Adult Swim plans to celebrate with a marathon of the smash animated sitcom. Season 5 of Rick and Morty, which aired on Adult Swim last year, was a smash with viewers, but many of them will have missed out on the Smith family’s crazy comeback due to a lack of access to the channel and will have to wait for the show’s release on various streaming platforms. But, happily, the wait is done, and Adult Swim is ready to send the series goodbye on a high note.
Since its debut on Adult Swim in 2013, Rick and Morty have been a huge hit for the network, growing into a full-fledged cultural phenomenon over the course of its 5-season run. The anarchic sci-fi comedy has gained a massive fanbase worldwide, with many discovering the show via online streaming. It has spawned video and tabletop games, comic novels, and, most recently, a spinoff series called The Vindicators announced in 2021.
While Adult Swim has kept the show throughout its ascension to become one of the most talked-about sitcoms on television, many fans are still waiting for Rick and Morty to be released on Netflix so they may watch each season in its entirety.
Season 5 of Rick and Morty is due to premiere next month on Hulu and HBO Max, with a February 5 release date confirmed. Adult Swim has scheduled a marathon of the whole fifth season from 11:00 p.m. EST to 4:00 a.m. EST on February 6 to commemorate the show’s debut, according to ComicBook.
Season 5 of Rick and Morty was a continuation of the beloved series’ success…
The network has been known to screen similar marathons for its shows on rare occasions, frequently airing entire series or seasons to coincide with the premiere of a new season of one of their most popular shows, and a full late-night marathon is sure to please viewers.
Season 5 of Rick and Morty was a continuation of the beloved series’ success, however, the episodic style of the season divided a large portion of the fandom. The first seven episodes of Season 5 were more independent, with grand set pieces and wilder narratives than spectators had come to anticipate, departing from the serialised method of storytelling established in prior seasons.
While the final three episodes restored to the status quo, completing the Rick and Morty universe’s canon, the stylistic shift displeased some fans who had grown accustomed to the show’s gradual transformation into a plot-driven series. Even still, any new Rick and Morty content will always be welcomed by the diehard.
Rick and Morty fans won’t have to wait long for new episodes, as the show has already been renewed for season 6 and a spinoff called The Vindicators is in the works. Both series are set to premiere on Adult Swim this year, though no dates have been confirmed. With creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland suggesting the idea of future expansions to the Rick and Mortyverse in a series of experimental shorts, the potential for an even bigger franchise surrounding the show only grows with each season. Rick and Morty still have a few adventures ahead of them, with at least 70 more episodes commissioned by Adult Swim.