Season four of Rick and Morty only recently landed on our screens after a really long gap. Fortunately, it looks like we won’t have to wait so long for season five.
Creators and show bosses Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have confirmed that they are already at work on the new season. They revealed that although the pandemic has prevented the writers from meeting in a physical room, they have been working on the new season via Zoom.
Harmon also shared the key difference between writers meeting on Zoom and in person. One of the key differences he noticed is that Zoom meetings may allow for more equality in the workplace.
“There are a lot of things that are better about a Zoom writers’ room, and they are balanced out by things that are worse,” Harmon explained.
“The most obvious example is the stuff that people have looked into in recent years about how men are a little more socialised to interrupt and to be interrupted, and women are possibly socialised to consider it rude and therefore get a shorter end of the stick when they are in a mixed writers’ room.
“Everyone is equalised in the interruption sense in a Zoom writers’ room. And I think that’s a good thing, because it really democratises what can be an easily ignored psychological thing that could continue to go on in a physical writers’ room.”
Seasons 1-4 of Rick and Morty are available on Netflix now.