Rick and Morty Season 6 will be hitting Adult Swim in just under a week, but one of the producers behind the season has revealed that early production has already begun on Season 8 of the series! When it was announced that Rick and Morty was picked up for 70 more episodes heading into the release of the fourth season of the series, there was a question over whether or not it would lead to less of a wait between new seasons. As fans have seen about the production behind the scenes so far, the Rick and Morty team has indeed been moving along in the process for future seasons.
Ahead of Rick and Morty Season 6's premiere fans have gotten updates on Season 7 of the series, but in a recent interview with Inverse celebrating the upcoming episodes, showrunner Scott Marder and producer James Siciliano revealed that work on Season 8 has already begun in the writer's room as Season 6 and Season 7 have moved onto other stages of development within the production. In fact, the team behind the series are hoping to keep up with the schedule of one new season a year.
When opening up about the workload the Rick and Morty team is currently dealing with, Sicilliano revealed that they are juggling quite a few seasons of the series at once, "There's an unbelievable amount that we have going on. I don't know how much we could talk about, but as far as the production, we have Season 6 coming out, and Season 7 in production. We have the writers' room for Season 8 going. So that's about 20 episodes in some form of production, and the new season that we're breaking." Marder further stamped this with the promise that, they will "have a season of the show every year from this point forward."
This increased speed and potential further story connectivity in between each new episode of the series definitely makes the wait for each new season tougher than ever, but thankfully Rick and Morty Season 6 will be premiering on Adult Swim on September 4th at 11:00EST. You can check out ComicBook.com's review of the new season here. What are you hoping to see in future seasons of Rick and Morty? 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!