Rick and Morty season 5: UK release date, where to watch episode 1 - and is it on Netflix?

The new season premiered in the US on Sunday 20 June, but UK fans will only have to wait a day to catch the fifth installment

Dan Harmon’s animated series Rick and Morty returns for season 5 this week.

The immensely popular TV show has become a fan favourite thanks to its wild storylines, fascinating universe and R-rated comedy.

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The series premiered in the US on Sunday 20 June, but UK viewers won’t need to wait too long to watch the show.

(Photo: Adult Swim)
(Photo: Adult Swim)

Here’s all you need to know about how to watch Rick and Morty season 5 in the UK.

When is Rick and Morty season 5 out in the UK?

Episode one of Rick and Morty season five will air in the UK on Monday 21 June on E4 at 10pm.

New episodes will follow each Monday. There will be ten episodes in the season.

How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 in the UK?

Rick and Morty season five will be available to watch on the channel E4 in the UK.

E4 is available on channel 28 on Freeview, channel 106 on Virgin Media, channel 135 on Sky, and channel 122 on Freesat.

Will Rick and Morty season 5 be released on Netflix?

There is no official confirmation that Rick and Morty season five will be released on Netflix. However, if season four is anything to go by, the full ten episode season will likely come to the streaming platform several months after it has been fully released on E4.

Who is in the cast of Rick and Morty season 5?

The regular cast of voices are all set to return for Rick and Morty season five.

Creator Justin Roiland will be returning to voice both of the titular characters Rick and Morty.

Sarah Chalke from Scrubs will play Beth (or Beth's clone), Chris Parnell will play Jerry, and Spencer Grammer will round out the Smith family in the role of Summer.

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What will Rick and Morty season 5 be about?

It has been a year since season four was released, and little is still known about what will happen in the latest season.

However, writer Scott Marder teased that fans will get some "epic canon" in the upcoming episodes: "Fans are gonna like get knocked over by the canon we're about to hit them with... All the stuff we're doing is so awesome."

It is likely the ‘Interdimensional Cable’ format will make a return in the season, and the story of Evil Morty may pop up again too. The season four finale also saw the Mrs Sanchez East Egg.

In a brief moment, Rick pulled up Beth’s memories on a large screen, including one which showed her mother when Beth was a baby.

Speaking at PaleyFest NY, creator Dan Harmon spoke about Space Beth’s storyline in season five, admitting: "You know as much as Rick knows. I don't want to keep secrets with the audience. She's Schrodinger's Beth right now. The fact she may or may not be a clone is actually the important thing."

"It's the profound revelation about Rick's commitment to non-commitment and how abusive that can be as a parent," he said. That is the important thing here. We're adding aunts to the family. We're having fun looking at more options with Space Beth."

Back in May 2019, Harmon also hinted at some potential season five ideas on social media with the following caption: "The amount of season five ideas Rob Schrab can come up with in a day is just awe inspiring from a certain distance at which I should have stayed."

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