Fans of this show had already waited a lot when Season 4 was about to come. The future schedule of the series should be more consistent because Adult Swim has officially ordered about 60 episodes of the animated drama. The genre of Rick and Morty excels in the department of science and fiction. Dan Harmon is the creator of this show. In an interview that happened back in July 2019, he confirmed to all his fans that they would never have to wait a long time again for the release of their favorite show.
His fellow mate Justin Roiland also said that the crew meant for production is now rolling right into the next batch of episodes. This means that the work on Rick and Morty Season 5 had already begun even before we had a season 4 of the show. It is a good sign that there will not be a wait of four years between the seasons this time. The fourth season of the show has dropped in a few cliffhangers. These include the return of Birdperson as Phoenixperson instead. Then, we also have a second version of Beth appearing, which is just hilarious.
60-70 episodes ordered by Adult Swim
Most of the people who love watching Rick and Morty have started embracing the fact that roughly 18 months have passed between the seasons and at the start of a new one. This seemingly is not going to be the case anymore after season 4, though. As Adult Swim has ordered so many Rick and Morty episodes, there is no doubt that whether a new season is coming or not. Also, the production will never stop until all of this order has been finished, and 60-70 episodes are created.
Also, there are many chances that the forced remote work, which is caused due to the ongoing pandemic created by the fatal Coronavirus, might be responsible for creating various problems for the production crew. Harmon was in an interview, and he said that they have already finished working on season 4, and all the writers are working on season 5 in two-hour blocks through Zoom. He revealed this when people were curious about how everyone is working during a pandemic. He also counted the benefits of a Zoom based writers room where people can not speak over one another.
Roiland has even mentioned the usage of digital drawing tablets such as Cintiqs rather than having a dry erase board. This is because any images drawn during this video call might be shared. Well, as for the guessing work, we can speculate Rick and Morty season 5 to not come out before the summer of 2021. You guys should keep in mind that this is just a conservative guess, and if things get better, we might even receive the show early.