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Cartoon Network has been the home to many exciting projects over the years, but its nighttime block of shows under their Adult Swim banner seems to be the stuff of legend. Notably, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s science fiction series Rick and Morty is arguably one of the best shows on television, thanks to a strong voice-over cast and impeccable writing that hasn’t seemed to slow down in the five seasons the series has been on the air. With a loyal fan base and cult following, Rick and Morty was renewed for season 6, which is set to debut in September. Now, it appears that a new trailer for season 6 has dropped on YouTube, teasing a special episode coming up soon.
Titled Wormageddon: MEXICO CITY and posted to Adult Swim’s official YouTube account, the teaser for Rick and Morty season 6 is an odd one at that. The trailer is specifically for a living episode that is part of the season 6 debut on Adult Swim, with an anticipated release date of September 4th, which is another step in many shows becoming more of an immersive experience where viewers can interact with their favorite content. According to ComicBook.com, this episode is an international event for fans of the show, as there will be 14 pop-art scenes customized to be unveiled worldwide in specific locations. The promotional event will contain statues similar to the one in the YouTube video, decked out to resemble fighting cede worms. The one in the teaser is located at the Casa de Cultura Jesus Reyes Heroles in Mexico City, Mexico, erected to stand over 13 feet tall with the characters of Beth Smith and Supernova fighting the cede worms.
Gizmodo reports that the statues in question will be constructed on almost every continent in the world to promote Rick and Morty season 6, save for Antarctica. Leading up to the season 6 premiere, each of these statues will slowly be revealed, much to the delight of many of the show’s fans. It is a promotional event that may be strange to those that haven’t watched the series, but for Rick and Morty, it’s just another escapade through their interdimensional adventures. For those interested in tracking the whereabouts of the statues and teaser trailers that Rick and Morty are surprising fans with, Bleeding Cool seems to be on the case with real-time information.
Rick and Morty originally debuted on Adult Swim in 2013 after co-creator Dan Harmon left his NBC series Community, which starred Joel McHale, Alison Brie, and Donald Glover. Since then, the show has been nominated for many accolades, having won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program. Now, as Rick and Morty enters its season 6, the series seems to not be showing any sign of stopping anytime soon. Rotten Tomatoes currently ranks the series overall with a 94% on its Tomatometer, as well as an 87% Audience Score on average. The animated show stars co-creator Justin Roiland, Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke of How I Met Your Mother fame, and Kari Wahlgren.