The first trailer for season five of the Emmy award winning animated comedy Rick and Morty has finally been released, and with it, a premiere date.
This is everything you need to know about the upcoming season, including how to watch it in the UK.
What does the trailer show?
The trailer for the newest season of Rick and Morty was packed full of Easter eggs and references, revealing what the upcoming season could have in store.
At one point in the trailer, it appears to tease a parody of the classic animated series Voltron, which, in 2016, was rebooted by Netflix. Rick, Jerry, Beth, Summer and Morty appear to combine to control a singular Voltron-style vehicle.
The trailer also appears to reference the Hellraiser franchise, as one scene shows Rick and Beth dressed in what appears to be BDSM gear, with Beth sporting some needles in her face.
At last year’s Comic-Con, a character called Mr Nimbus was teased. Mr Nimbus is said to be Rick’s nemesis, and the trailer gives us a look at them for the first time. The character seems to be a parody of a Marvel character called Namor.
There also seems to be a Transformers parody as well, and in another scene, a collection of gemstones display alternate versions of Rick and Morty - including one which depicts them as characters from Blade.
When will the new season be released?
The Adult Swim cartoon will be returning to screens in the US on 20 June, with a UK release confirmed to be arriving shortly thereafter.
However, a specific date for the UK premier of the show has not yet been announced.
To commemorate the US premiere date, Adult Swim has dubbed 20 June as “Rick and Morty Day”.
On the day, fans of the show will be treated to “a megadose of access and content of all things Rick and Morty”, which includes sneak peaks, behind the scenes footage and more, which will be shared across social media.
Who is in the cast for season five?
The good news for fans is that the regular voice cast will all be returning to revive the main characters of the show.
- Justin Roiland (Solar Opposites, Blark and Son) as both Rick and Morty
- Sarah Chalke (Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother) as Beth
- Chris Parnell (Family Guy, Archer) as Jerry
- Spencer Grammer (Tell Me a Story, Graves) as Summer
Season four of the show boasted some pretty big names as guest stars including Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows), Paul Giamatti (Billions, Sideways), Keegan-Michael Key (Archer, Bob’s Burgers), Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Producers) and Justin Theroux (Maniac, Mulholland Drive), so while no guest stars have been announced, there are bound to be some famous voices lined up.
How can I watch the new season in the UK?
The fifth season of the Emmy award winning animated comedy will be available to watch on E4.
The official E4 Twitter account Tweeted about the news, writing: “Not you can start asking us about season 6. Rick and Morty return for season 5 in June on E4 & All 4 #RickAndMorty #Season5 #AdultSwim.”
The new season will comprise 10 episodes which are 30 minutes long and, according to E4, will see “the outrageous dynamic duo get into all sorts of chaotic trouble”.
You can catch up on previous episodes of the series on Netflix. Season one of the show has 11 episodes, with season two, three and four all having 10 each.
Fans can also catch up on the Rick and Morty specials, including Samurai & Shogun, Genocider and Bushworld Adventures, on the Channel Four website.