There is little doubt that Rick and Morty Season 6 is one of the most anticipated animated shows right now. But what can we expect when the new episodes of the Adult Swim series air this month? Co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland claim that the sixth season will go back to the show's beloved formula and tap into the universe's canon.
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland recently spoke to Polygon about Rick and Morty Season 6 and not surprisingly, the co-creators agreed that it's time to bring back the formula that made the show so popular.
"It might be a return to a Season 3 ratio of canon to one-off energy," Harmon said. "And more importantly, the relationship between [that and the other seasons]...Maybe if Season 5 might have felt a little bit more like almost a compulsive aversion to canon, and then a big episode at the end that promised all of it."
"And then Season 6 is like, 'Yeah, moving forward, we're going to continue to try to hit that ratio the right way, as opposed to like, either compulsively avoiding it or indulging in it,'" he continued.
Roiland agrees with Harmon. "We've always seen the show being able to live in both [worlds] if we're careful," he said. "We could say, 'F-ck it, let's go full serialized, f-ck it.' But I just feel like it would – I don't know if it would be good. It's almost like an Oreo cookie. And you're just eating the shit in the middle and then you're throwing away [the rest]. You kind of need both things."
It's an interesting comment from the co-creators and an awesome way to hype up the upcoming season.
Rick and Morty Season 6 will premiere on Adult Swim on September 4, 2022.