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Rick and Morty bosses reveal season five is underway despite coronavirus shutdowns – The Sun

Rick and Morty bosses has revealed season five is underway despite coronavirus shutdowns.

Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland said the team are hard at work and crafting episodes via Zoom.

Harmon told The Wrap: "We had already finished season 4, and the writers are working on season 5 in two-hour blocks through Zoom."

Harmon revealed the pros and cons that come with moving the writers' room online.

He explained: "There are a lot of things that are better about a Zoom writers' room, and they are balanced out by things that are worse.

"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."

Meanwhile, Roiland revealed how working online has helped in terms of animation for the sci-fi sitcom.

He said: "In the digital writers' room, you can screen share and I can have my Cintiq [a digital drawing tablet] and I can be drawing something that everyone is seeing and then I can take that off and we can pop back over to the scripts.

"The nice thing about that is now my drawings are saved vs. a photo of a white board."

The show's bosses previously revealed season five was "mostly" finished and that future episodes could be rolled out on a monthly basis.

Roiland told Slash Film: "I've been saying we should drop an episode each month, just make it a big event.

"I like the idea of thinking outside the box with how any show is delivered to the masses. If you do one a month, the show is alive the whole year and you're still buying us all the time we need to make them as good as they need to be."


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