Rick and Morty Season 5 Made Better By Pandemic Shutdown Says Creator

Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon says the show has gotten even better thanks to the pandemic-induced shutdown. Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty follows the two titular characters on their wacky interdimensional adventures. Fans have come to love Rick’s perpetual cynicism and Morty’s endless fretfulness throughout the past four seasons, and it’s overwhelmingly clear that the two are a match made in comedic heaven.

Although season 5 of Rick and Morty is still a ways off, the show has already started dropping hints at what’s to come. For instance, one recent Ricky and Morty promo suggests that season 5 will further explore the death crystals, Jessica’s feelings for Morty, and Rick’s arch-enemy, who seems to be based on DC’s Aquaman. In addition, it appears that Rick and Morty will finally be able to travel to different realities without using Rick’s trusty portal gun.

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Co-creator Harmon explains in a panel at Paleyfest 2020 (via SyFy) that the pandemic and ensuing shutdown actually made Rick and Morty better. He says the entire team is still working hard to ensure the timely rollout of season 5. More specifically, though, Harmon states that the work-from-home environment has been incredibly beneficial for Rick and Morty; since everyone’s sole focus is now on season 5, this leads to more consistent work. You can check out Harmon’s full quote on the shutdown below:

“We’re more on schedule than we’ve ever been. It kind of makes you have to focus on the whole process when you don’t have this office environment anymore. Everyone has to run this bee colony remotely, so the honey just gets made more consistently. It’s working for us.”

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the media industry. It’s been particularly challenging for many live-action television shows and movies; while many sets have resumed filming after temporarily halting production, cast and crew members now need to abide by stringent health and safety regulations. In addition, many high-profile movies, such as DC’s Wonder Woman 1984, have had their release dates continuously pushed back. That being said, it seems that the pandemic hasn’t negatively impacted Rick and Morty. If anything, the resulting shutdown seems to have been in the series’ best interest, which is sure to be a relief for fans of the show.

Rick and Morty started off as a zany Back to the Future spoof. However, it’s since come into its own as a massively popular, extremely witty, and undeniably crass show. Rick and Morty has spent the past four seasons meticulously fleshing out its beloved characters, and diving headfirst into various alternate dimensions. As a result, the mad scientist and the well-meaning grandson have become one of television’s most beloved duos—and fans can’t wait to see where season 5 will take them.

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Source: SyFy

Originally from https://screenrant.com/rick-morty-season-5-pandemic-shutdown-positive-impact/

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