We have some ideas whether Season 6 of Steven Universe is happening on Cartoon Network.
So... is Steven Universe Season 6 happening? "Change Your Mind" seemed like it could have easily been the finale of the show, although there are still a few lingering questions about just what the heck the Diamonds shot off into space to do. That and, you know, everyone in Beach City learning about the Diamonds.
That episode also ended with a teaser for Steven Universe: The Movie (which you can read more about here), including the release date. Does that mean there won't be a Steven Universe ason 6? Is the movie the end of the show? Could there be a season 6 between now and the movie?
We don't have a lot of answers but on a recent episode of the Steven Universe podcast discussing the "Change Your Mind" finale, show creator Rebecca Sugar and former executive producer Ian Jones-Quartey hinted at what could be coming next. In relation to the episode itself, Jones-Quartey commented, "'Change Your Mind; isn't the end of the Steven Universe franchise but, "'Change Your Mind' is the end to this particular story that we started writing back in 2011."
Sugar went on to describe how the Steven character has broken down all the "supposed to's" in his life and, "he doesn't have to be what other people want or expect him to be, that's what he needed to find." This lead to both Sugar and Jones-Quartey discussing what will be happening next for the series, albeit it in very vague terms.
Rebecca Sugar: Everything will be different.
Ian Jones-Quartey: Everything will be different. I really hope that if you're the kind of person who is waiting to watch like more stuff, is that you don't think of the break between "Change Your Mind" and what comes next, as like, you're waiting for more of THIS show, because this version of it is done, there's going to be more, but it's going to be different and it's going to be something new. There's a lot more to do. But, we're not coming back here, because Steven has really figured something out about himself. So this part of the story, you know, that's it.
There's a lot to unpack there, but suffice it to say it sounds like we're in for way more adventures than just Steven Universe: The Movie. Jones Quartey specifically there's "going to be more" to the show, although it'll be different from what we've seen before. He also mentioned it'll be "new." That could mean a lot of things but we suspect it's that the series may shift focus from this journey Steven has been on for the show and maybe explore different parts of himself or even the wider universe of the show.
It's really hard to say but with all this talk it sounds like Season 6 of Steven Universe is more likely than not.
Previously a vague comment from Cartoon Network's Instagram seemed to hint we could be seeing more seasons after season 5.
Now obviously this could be a confirmation of Steven Universe Season 6 or the "more to come" could simply mean the Season 5 episodes that began airing in December. Pearl actress Deedee Magno Hall also posted a photo from a recording session that seemed to include season 6 production numbers, which you can find below.
We'll have to wait and see if we're really getting season 6 before the movie, after the movie, or if we're getting it at all. We just don't know at this point.
Steven Universe Season 6 Release Date
Right now all we know is that Steven Universe: The Movie will be released sometime in the fall of 2019. If season 6 happens at all, it could be before or after that. We just don't know right now, but keep checking back to Den of Geek for all things Steven Universe season 6. We'll update this article as we learn more! Don't forget to check out our list of the essential Steven Universe episodes!