Rick and Morty Season 8 Release Date Delayed

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The creators of Rick and Morty have delayed Season 8. The reason for the delay in Rick and Morty’s Season 8 is the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike that took place last year. This strike disrupted the writing process for new episodes. Hollywood Studios’ hesitation in resolving the strike contributed to the delay. This ultimately led to the realization that Season 8 wouldn’t be ready to air in 2024.

Rick and Morty Season 8: Release Window

Rick and Morty Season 8 will air sometime in 2025. The delay means that 2024 will be the first year without new episodes of the sci-fi series since 2018.

Although Season 8 won’t premiere in 2024, a Japanese anime spin-off television series titled “Rick and Morty: The Anime” will be released this year. The series is helmed by Takashi Sano, known for his work on The Tower of God. Sano has directed two anime shorts set in the Rick and Morty universe: “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil).”

Rick and Morty Season 8 Release Date Delayed
Rick and Morty Season 8 Release Date Delayed

The anime is a separate project and does not rely on previous material from the Rick and Morty series. Its first season, featuring ten episodes, is developed and produced by Telecom Animation Film. Adult Swim has recently dropped the first footage as a sneak peek for the show:

Regarding the upcoming anime, Sano stated, “The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion. It’s such a life-affirming sight, and Jerry is no exception. I am honored to have been given an opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!”

Given the distant release of Season 8, you can treat yourself to the anime version for now.

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The Cast of Rick and Morty Season 8

Season 8 is far away, but let’s discuss its cast. The much-anticipated show will continue with Season 7 voice actors. The following list includes all the expected voice actors for Season 8. 

  • Ian Cardoni as Rick Sanchez
  • Harry Belden as Morty Smith
  • Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith
  • Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith
  • Sarah Chalke as Beth Smith and Space Beth
  • John Allen as Mr. Poopybutthole
  • Dan Harmon as Birdperson
  • Tom Kenny as Squanchy and Gene
Rick and Morty Season 8 Release Date Delayed
Rick and Morty Season 8 Release Date Delayed

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What to Expect From Season 8?

Anticipating what’s next in the Rick and Morty storyline is always challenging. In an interview with The Verge, co-creator Dan Harmon hinted that Season 8 will give the show a distinct feel. 

Harmon said: “Season 7 just represents one more brick in that road, and it’s season 8, which is already written; when that comes out, I think it’ll be even more so. It’ll feel like a return to form and kind of like a “we’re back, baby” kind of feeling, and hopefully, season 9 will be that but, you know, even more so. But it’ll be because it’s been a gradual process of trying to get our wind in our sails again.”

Alizeh Lodhi
Alizeh Lodhi
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