Rick and Morty will break its streak of releasing a season every year, as its eighth chapter has now been pushed back to 2025.
Last year’s writers’ strike has had an impact on production for season 8 of the Adult Swim animated series, meaning fans won’t get to see new episodes of Rick and Morty in 2024.
As the show’s loyal following looks forward to witnessing more multiverse shenanigans on the main series, a first-look clip of the previously-announced anime series directed by Takashi Sano has been released.
The first look at the anime series (which you can see at the top of the article) sees Rick reflecting on the multiple paths of existence in between a swig from his trusted flask, as Morty listens carefully.
Sano, who’s directed two anime shorts in the Rick and Morty universe, titled Rick and Morty vs. Genocider and Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil), has previously described Rick and Morty: The Anime as “life-affirming”.
“The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion,” he said when the standalone series was originally announced. “It’s such a life-affirming sight, and Jerry is no exception.”
“I am honored to have been given an opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!”
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed Rick and Morty already has an outline planned out for the next three seasons of the main series.
“There is a full plan for a full 10-season saga. So if people are on board with what we’ve been doing the past couple seasons, we’re intending to give them more of that,” executive producer Scott Marder told Comicbook.com in December.
“But there are certainly arcs and cool things and big surprises in store.”