Countless movies and television shows are have been delayed, canceled, or changed in significant ways as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adult Swim’s mega-hit Rick and Morty, however, is doing just fine according to co-creator Dan Harmon.
“We’re more on schedule than we’ve ever been,” Harmon said during a virtual panel for PaleyFest NY 2020. “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.”
Harmon said that the team is “very late into the process of writing Season 6” even as he reviews animatics for Season 5 episodes. He also told the panel that the writers don’t map out the seasons ahead of writing them, despite being on Adult Swim’s books for at least a sixth and seventh season.