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Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty’ Gets Spooky in New Short

Claymation filmmaker Lee Hardcastle’s ‘Summer’s Sleepover’ animated short promises a trippy-horror-laden prelude to Halloween, airing October 30; more Season 6 episodes coming November 20. 

New episodes of Rick and Morty Season 6 return to Adult Swim on November 20, but alas – Halloween is NOT a trivial event in the Rick and Morty universe. Cue… Rick and Morty Horror Short: Summer’s Sleepover, from Claymation filmmaker Lee Hardcastle (The ABC’s of Death) - In this “trippy horror” short, an unexpected guest livens up Summer's sleepover party.

The special Halloween short premieres on Adult Swim Sunday, October 30 at midnight ET/PT and the next day globally on HBO Max and Adult Swim’s YouTube channel.

The Emmy Award-winning series Rick and Morty follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.

In Season 6, we picked up where we left the duo, worse for wear and down on their luck. But will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? It’s anyone’s guess!

Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Solar Opposites), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). Created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers, the show was the #1 comedy across all US cable in 2017, 2019, and 2021. Since its launch, Rick and Morty ranks as one of the top series for HBO Max, both domestically and globally. Lifetime to date, the show has been viewed over 10B times globally across linear, digital, and streaming.

Source: Adult Swim

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.