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Rick and Morty season 5 changes explained by creator Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon has outlined the changes in season five of Rick and Morty (Picture: Adultswim)

Dan Harmon has revealed the biggest change fans of Rick and Morty will see when it returns for season five, explaining he is ‘firmly against reset-button-hitting’.

Fans only have days to wait until the arrival of the new season (in the US that is), but may notice some tweaks have been made that will set it apart from earlier offerings.

According to Digital Spy, Harmon told press that viewers can expect to see the weird and wonderful cast of characters ‘grow and change’ as it moves to more serialised storytelling.

‘It’s really weird in animation because obviously Morty has to be 14 forever. Summer is 17 forever. Rick is whatever he is forever,’ he said.

‘So that question becomes like: do your characters grow and change? I’m firmly against that reset-button-hitting where there’s no awareness present. I look at it as like smoking meat versus cooking it. You kind of let the flavour of itself happen, and let that change things.’

Referencing comedy duo Abbott and Costello, he hinted that we can expect to see Morty show some attitude after years of putting up with his granddad’s antics.

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‘Morty is getting sick of Rick’s crap,’ he added. ‘He should. We wouldn’t want to watch him wake up every day and go, “I wonder what my loving grandpa has planned for me?”‘

A second trailer for season five gave a closer look at the parodies that will feature, including one of Captain Planet.

Plot details are yet to be confirmed but we do know that the new series won’t be directly addressing the coronavirus pandemic.

Back in 2018, Adult Swim commissioned another 70 episodes, taking Rick and Morty to seven seasons.

Harmon previously revealed season seven is in the works, despite season six not even airing yet.

Rick and Morty seasons one to four are available on Netflix.

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