The Rick and Morty Co-Creator Explains Why Season 5 Was Tough


rick and morty has carved out a place for itself in animation history. After all, the hit series is known as one of TV’s greatest comedies, and millions have come to love its extravagant charm. Fans have Justin Roiland in part to thank for his success as he helped bring the series to life. And recently, the co-creator admitted that the whole time struggled with season five last year.

The conversation came courtesy of IGN as the site spoke with Roiland around San Diego Comic-Con. During their conversation, the producer admitted season five of rick and morty was bizarre as it was the first the team did after a devastating loss.

“Season 5 was weird. We lost [J. Michael] Mendel. It was tough, we were thrown for a loop. It was… yeah. If I talk more, I’ll start crying,” Roiland explained.

For those unfamiliar with the name, Mendel was a key part of the show’s team. The executive producer oversaw most of the rick and morty, so his unexpected passing in 2019 shook the whole team. Mendel’s experience on shows like The Simpsons and Solar Opposites gave him a clear mind that fans loved, and Roiland publicly mourned the producer’s death with fans years ago.

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Obviously, season five must have been difficult for the production team. As for the fans, rick and morty received mixed responses from fans during its final season drop. However, Roiland is now assuring fans that the team is back on track with season six. Recent reports have confirmed that Adult Swim will debut the show’s next season in September, and the team is already working on future seasons of rick and morty In the wings.

How do you feel rick and morty season five is gone? Are you looking forward to his next season? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.

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