Rick and Morty season 6 is about to go on hiatus.
A surprise announcement has revealed that this week’s episode (titled ‘JuRicksic Mort’) will be the last until November 20 in the US, with a UK return date TBC.
Four more episodes are due in the newest season, which notably managed to change Morty Smith forever.
Back in September, Jerry Smith voice actor Chris Parnell explained to Digital Spy and other press why season 6 of Rick and Morty stands out from what’s come before.
“I don’t know if it’s just because it’s the most familiar season to me, but I just feel like we go to even different places – just the creativity involved from a writing standpoint, it’s just always extraordinary.
“[The] episodes in this season – there’s one that’s very kind of spooky. There’s one where Jerry gets to be a hero for a bit, which, of course, I enjoy,” he shared.
“It’s just always exciting to read the scripts because they work so hard to make these stories as imaginative and sort of mind-blowingly free as possible. And I feel like the writing staff has hit its stride, in a way.”
Elsewhere, executive producer Scott Marder has reflected on the “super-challenging” multiversal aspect to the show too.
“Whenever we dip our toe in it, it can easily spin out to become mind-splitting. You’re just staring at a story that’s got a million Ricks in it. You’ve got to keep track of all of them so you’re not being sloppy.
“To me, the thing that sucks the most about it is having to remind yourself that when we do do canonical stuff, it’s like: well, technically aren’t there infinite evil Mortys, then?
“My tip to multiverse writers is: abandon ship, baby. Move onto Bitcoin,” he joked.