Rick and Morty has a lot to follow up on with its highly anticipated sixth season making its premiere on Adult Swim this weekend, and the producers behind the series opened up about the troubles they had to deal with in picking up from such a game changing Season 5 finale! The end of the fifth season brought with it the most significant story developments fans had seen in the series' run, and thus it had sparked all kinds of new questions and theories about what could be coming next for the series leading into the sixth season's premiere. Naturally, the staff behind it all had the same questions and theories too.
Much like how fans had been wondering just how the team at Rick and Morty would be picking up from such a huge change with the end of the fifth season, the team behind the series was wondering the same. Speaking with Inverse ahead of Season 6's premiere, showrunner Scott Marder and producer James Siciliano opened up about the creative process leading into the sixth season and revealed that the team actually went through a number of different ideas before ultimately settling on the version of the premiere we'll get to see soon.
When asked about Season 5's finale changing so much for the series, Rick and Morty showrunner Scott Marder began, "It left us with a ton of homework and a lot to live up to. We actually had a few different versions of the episode that were completely different. We ultimately weren't happy with it and scrapped it and found this one that you guys are getting now." Season 5 of the series had fully revealed what the Central Finite Curve was ultimately to toss it out right after, so you can imagine how tough it was to follow up such a major status quo shift.
The season premieres have a great track record of immediately following up the events of the previous season's finale, but some of the premieres go into further depth than others. Fans are hoping to see more of a serialized development moving forward, and Season 6 is promising quite a bit of what fans have been asking for a long time. As for when we will all be able to see it go down, Rick and Morty Season 6 premieres this Sunday, September 4th at 11:00PM EST.
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