There's Even More Live-Action Rick and Morty, and Oh No They Brought Pickles

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Is Rick and Morty Season 5 over?

The fifth season of the animated television series Rick and Morty consisted of 10 episodes, part of the 70 episodes ordered by Adult Swim after they renewed the series in 2018. wikipedia.orgRick and Morty (season 5)

Rick and Morty Finally Reveals Rick's Tragic Backstory

ComicBook.com 06 September, 2021 - 03:00pm

Rick and Morty finally explained Rick Sanchez's full, and tragic back story at last with the final episode of Season 5! As promised by the executive producer and showrunner for the series, Scott Marder, the final episodes of the fifth season had finally delivered on the major canonical and character shifts that fans had been hoping to see throughout the rest of the season. This was especially true for the final episode of the season that came with some major status quo shifts as the titular duo learned more about one another.

The final episode of the fifth season, "Rickmurai Jack," saw Morty plug himself with the brain scan of Rick's past and through a flashback we learned that the previous version of Rick's past was actually true. While he tried to say he made up watching his original Diane and Beth die right in front of him at the beginning of the third season, the flashback reveals that this actually came to pass and sent him down a dark and lonely path.

Picking up from their deaths, Rick then starts to experiment with his portal gun and begins exploring the multiverse. He starts to make the connections we see in the series, meets Birdperson and joins the resistance, and after he's rejected by Birdperson, Rick then goes on a mission to hunt down all sorts of variant Ricks in search of the one that killed his family. When he fails to find the exact one, he then goes on a drunken bender where he kills a bunch of other Rick variants.

The Ricks then decide to worship him and with his supervision, Rick forms the Citadel of Ricks and leaves it behind. From here he crashes into a different dimension's version of Beth's house (one of the "abandoned Adult Beths" alluded to in the eighth episode), and hangs out with her son Morty, and this turns out to be the ones we know.

But what do you think of Rick's true and full backstory? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

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When Will ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 6 Premiere?

Decider 05 September, 2021 - 10:00pm

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Determining when a new season of Rick and Morty may premiere is always a daunting task. The show is notorious for long production schedules and unexpected delays. After all this is a show that technically premiered eight years ago but has only had five seasons. Wondering when you can expect Rick and Morty Season 6? Here’s everything you need to know.

You can bet your pumbus there will be. Back in 2018 it was announced that Adult Swim had renewed its sci-fi animated comedy for an additional 70 episodes. This announcement came after the release of Season 3. Ten of those episodes became Season 4, and another 10 became Season 5. Assuming that Rick and Morty will continue to have 10-episode seasons, we can likely expect the final 50 episodes to be released over the course of five more seasons.

That’s a long-winded way of saying, yes. Rick and Morty has already been renewed through a possible Season 10, so Season 6 is happening.

Nailing down when a new season of Rick and Morty will premiere is always a bit of a headache. The cartoon has one of the most unpredictable release schedules of any show on television. Rick and Morty aired its first season in December of 2013. Roughly a year and a half later, Season 2 premiered. Two years later in April of 2017, the first episode of Season 3 dropped. That was followed by the longest wait to date. The time between Seasons 3 and 4 was almost two and a half years, a delay that has made Season 5 feel like a dream. The latest installment premiered roughly a year after Season 4. Star Chris Parnell and the show’s creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have alluded that going forward the delay between seasons won’t be as long as it was between Seasons 4 and 5. Only time will tell if that’s true, but we’re hoping they’re right.

So what’s going on with Season 6? In July of 2020, Harmon revealed at Adult Swim Con that the writing team had already finished Season 5 and was working on Season 6. Harmon also revealed to Decider that the team has been working on three seasons at once, which implies that the production timeline may be a bit shorter than what we’ve seen before. Also thanks to a tweet from Cody Ziglar, we know that the Rick and Morty writers room wrapped Season 7 in August of 2021. That bodes well for Season 6.

This one is a bit hard to answer. Yes, we know that Season 7 has been written. Yes, that implies that Season 6 has been finished. Yes, we know that Seasons 5 and 6 were in production at roughly the same time. But we don’t know how long it will take to animate this new installment.

We do know our Season 6 writing team. Alex Reubens, Heather Campbell, Grace Freud, Albro Lundy IV, Nick Rutherford, Rob Schrab, James Siciliano, Alex Song-Xia, and Cody Ziglar are the writers for this upcoming season.

Unfortunately, no. We’re not that far along yet. But the second we have one, you can bet Decider will be all over it.

‘Rick and Morty’ Gets Another Live-Action Teaser with 'Pickle Rick' Theme

MovieWeb 05 September, 2021 - 12:55pm

‘Rick and Morty’ Gets Another Live-Action Teaser with 'Pickle Rick' Theme

The second live-action Rick and Morty ad with Christopher Lloyd and Jaeden Martell alludes to the Emmy-winning episode 'Pickle Rick.'

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"Rick, you did it again, didn't you? Didn't you learn anything from last time?" Morty says to a pickle on his grandpa's work desk. This refers to the time when Rick transformed himself into a pickle to avoid attending a family therapy session with disastrous results. This time, Rick emerges from off-screen and takes a big bite of the pickle, spitting it out before telling his grandson, "Are you kidding? Never!"

Written by Jessica Gao, "Pickle Rick" is a fan favorite episode of Rick and Morty that even many people who haven't watched the series are familiar with. It follows Rick on an adventure to get back home as a literal pickle when he inadvertently gets himself washed into the sewer with no one else around to help him. The episode was watched by 2.3 million viewers when it first aired and received great acclaim, resulting in winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program based on "Pickle Rick."

In the previous live-action Rick and Morty promo, Rick and Morty step out from a portal into a version of Rick's lab/garage in the real world. While the two have plenty of experience in interdimensional travel, this marks the first time they've been seen in a live-action format. After Rick belches and notes to Morty that they're "home," Morty looks as stressed as usual and comes back with his signature, "Aw, jeez."

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What's particularly interesting about these promos to many fans is how Christopher Lloyd was the actor brought in to play the live-action Rick. It's a full circle moment as the animated character was born as a direct parody of Doc Brown, Lloyd's Back to the Future character. The characters are obviously different in many ways, but what they both have in common is that they're genius scientists capable of building universe-altering contraptions. There is perhaps no actor better suited to portray Rick than Lloyd as a result.

In the past, Lloyd has suggested that it would be "fun" to do a guest appearance on Rick and Morty. In a 2018 interview, the actor told the Phoenix New Times that he was a fan of the show from what he had seen. He also made it clear that he's not bothered about it spoofing Back to the Future, so nothing was there to stop him from getting involved somehow.

"I don't follow it closely," Lloyd said. "But I've seen a few episodes and I gotta tell you, I think it's a lot of fun. I know it's some kind of parody of Doc and Marty."

Rick and Morty is currently in its fifth season which premiered on Adult Swim back in June. These new live-action promos also come just ahead of the premiere of the season finale, which will air on Adult Swim on September 5.

Topics: Rick and Morty

‘Rick and Morty’ Gets Another Live-Action Teaser with 'Pickle Rick' Theme

Screen Rant 05 September, 2021 - 12:55pm

‘Rick and Morty’ Gets Another Live-Action Teaser with 'Pickle Rick' Theme

The second live-action Rick and Morty ad with Christopher Lloyd and Jaeden Martell alludes to the Emmy-winning episode 'Pickle Rick.'

C-1.21 #rickandmortypic.twitter.com/wQAjqnXO5T

"Rick, you did it again, didn't you? Didn't you learn anything from last time?" Morty says to a pickle on his grandpa's work desk. This refers to the time when Rick transformed himself into a pickle to avoid attending a family therapy session with disastrous results. This time, Rick emerges from off-screen and takes a big bite of the pickle, spitting it out before telling his grandson, "Are you kidding? Never!"

Written by Jessica Gao, "Pickle Rick" is a fan favorite episode of Rick and Morty that even many people who haven't watched the series are familiar with. It follows Rick on an adventure to get back home as a literal pickle when he inadvertently gets himself washed into the sewer with no one else around to help him. The episode was watched by 2.3 million viewers when it first aired and received great acclaim, resulting in winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program based on "Pickle Rick."

In the previous live-action Rick and Morty promo, Rick and Morty step out from a portal into a version of Rick's lab/garage in the real world. While the two have plenty of experience in interdimensional travel, this marks the first time they've been seen in a live-action format. After Rick belches and notes to Morty that they're "home," Morty looks as stressed as usual and comes back with his signature, "Aw, jeez."

C-132 #rickandmortypic.twitter.com/oq54C9C5TW

What's particularly interesting about these promos to many fans is how Christopher Lloyd was the actor brought in to play the live-action Rick. It's a full circle moment as the animated character was born as a direct parody of Doc Brown, Lloyd's Back to the Future character. The characters are obviously different in many ways, but what they both have in common is that they're genius scientists capable of building universe-altering contraptions. There is perhaps no actor better suited to portray Rick than Lloyd as a result.

In the past, Lloyd has suggested that it would be "fun" to do a guest appearance on Rick and Morty. In a 2018 interview, the actor told the Phoenix New Times that he was a fan of the show from what he had seen. He also made it clear that he's not bothered about it spoofing Back to the Future, so nothing was there to stop him from getting involved somehow.

"I don't follow it closely," Lloyd said. "But I've seen a few episodes and I gotta tell you, I think it's a lot of fun. I know it's some kind of parody of Doc and Marty."

Rick and Morty is currently in its fifth season which premiered on Adult Swim back in June. These new live-action promos also come just ahead of the premiere of the season finale, which will air on Adult Swim on September 5.

Topics: Rick and Morty

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