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Rick and Morty season 6: next episode, cast and everything we know about the animated series

Rick and Morty season 6
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The universe awaits as the iconic duo of Rick and Morty is set for a number of new adventures in Rick and Morty season 6.

The Emmy-winning animated series from Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland has found a balance between the absurd, philosophical and meta-commentary and just being downright hilarious, much to fans’ delight. Expect more of the same in this new batch of episodes.

Here is everything we know about Rick and Morty season 6

When is the next Rick and Morty season 6 episode?

Rick and Morty season 6 episode 4 airs Sunday, September 25, at 11 pm ET/PT on Adult Swim in the US and at 4 am UK time on E4 for UK audiences.  

If the 4 am UK air time doesn't work with your schedule, All 4 streams the latest episodes of Rick and Morty season 6 after they initially air and then E4 reairs the episodes the Sunday after that at 11 pm UK time (so in the case of episode 4, October 2 at 11 pm UK time).

Check out the promo for Rick and Morty season 6 episode 4, titled "Night Family," directly below:

Rick and Morty season 6 episodes

Here are the official episode synopses for Rick and Morty season 6 episodes that have been revealed so far:

Rick and Morty season 6 episode 1, "Solaricks"
"They're back, baby! The Smiths deal with last season's fallout and Rick and Morty are stranded in space floating in the remnants of the citadel."

Rick and Morty season 6 episode 2, "Rick: A Mort Well Lived"
"Morty is trapped and Rick needs to save him, but to do so, Summer must do a Die Hard. This won't be easy because she's never seen it."

Rick and Morty season 6 episode 3, "Bethic Twinstinct"
"The Smiths gather for a Thanksgiving dinner where Jerry gives an awkward toast about how he literally couldn't live without Beth."

Rick and Morty season 6 episode 4, "Night Family"
"Beth knows something's not quite right when she discovers a sleep-walking Rick doing crunches in the night."

Rick and Morty season 6 trailer

Adult Swim has an extended promo for Rick and Morty season 6, which mostly covers the events of last season, but features a literal spoiler alert for some of the upcoming antics.

Who is in the Rick and Morty season 6 cast?

All of Rick and Morty’s regular voice cast return for season 6. Of course, Justin Roiland once again voices both Rick and his grandson Morty, while Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) voices Beth Smith, Chris Parnell (Archer) voices Jerry Smith and Spencer Grammer (Greek) voices Summer Smith.

Beyond the main cast, a number of guest stars have made memorable appearances on the show. Here is who we can confirm has appeared as guest stars in Rick and Morty season 6:

  • Peter Dinklage (episode 2)

What is the plot of Rick and Morty season 6?

Rick and Morty season 5 ended with a huge twist. Evil Morty destroyed the Citadel of Ricks and the Central Finite Curve, which had been in place to keep out any realities where Rick wasn’t the smartest person in that universe. To make matters worse, Evil Morty used portal fluid as part of his plan and now the main Rick (Rick C-137) can’t easily transport from universe to universe. So how will Rick and Morty stop Evil Morty?

The official synopsis for Rick and Morty season 6 offers some small teases of what to expect:

"It’s season six and Rick and Morty are back! Pick up where we left them, worse for wear and down on their luck. Will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? Or will they get swept up in an ocean of piss! Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss! Another can’t miss season of your favorite show."

All but Rick and Morty season 1 featured 10 episodes, so until further notice, we can guess that's how many is part of season 6.

How to watch Rick and Morty

Get all of the info on how to watch Rick and Morty right here, but these are the basics:

Rick and Morty airs live on Adult Swim in the US, a cable channel that is offered through most traditional cable subscription packages and is available through live TV streaming services, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.

If you want to catch up with past seasons of Rick and Morty, all five seasons are available on Hulu and HBO Max.

In the UK, Channel 4 carries new episodes of Rick and Morty on its E4 channel and All 4 streaming service, with All 4 having all five seasons of the show.

The first episode Rick and Morty season 6 is available to watch for free online on Adult Swim's YouTube channel (opens in new tab) until September 27 for the US and select global territories.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.