Heads up, Filipino fans! Animated sitcom Rick and Morty is set to premiere its fifth season on HBO GO.
On Tuesday, June 8, HBO Asia made the announcement on Twitter. “This is no mirage,” they wrote.
Aside from the premiere of season five, all episodes from the first four seasons will also be available for streaming starting on June 21.
Rick and Morty follows an eccentric genius scientist Rick Sanchez who drags his 14-year-old Morty Smith on dangerous escapades across an infinite number of realities. Morty’s parents Jerry and Beth and sister Summer are also sometimes pulled into Rick and Morty’s intergalactic adventures.
The first season aired in Cartoon Network’s nighttime Adult Swim programming block last 2013. In 2019, HBO Max revealed that the third season of the animated series will now be available on their platform.
“Rick and Morty exploded onto the scene in 2013 and quickly drew a legion of rabid followers from both critics and young fans,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max.
The animated series has received several recognition including Outstanding Animated Program from Primetime Emmy Awards and Best Animated Series from IGN Awards.
Several anime short films, video games and comic books about Rick and Morty have also been published throughout the years. – Rappler.com