Many fans of Rick and Morty have been anxiously awaiting word on when season three will finally arrive. But as I said when we saw that brief peek at the new season, we were warned it could be a while.
But if you’re impatient and need to know what’s going on and why it’s taking so long, worry not. Dan Harmon, who created Rick and Morty along with Justin Roiland, spoke recently about what’s been keeping us from getting our eyeballs on that sweet, sweet season three action.
See what he had to say below.
Speaking to a crowd at the Sundance Film Festival, Harmon was surprisingly open about what’s holding things up:
“I’m so sorry. I don’t have a release date for Season 3. It’s not that I know it and I’m not allowed to say it; it’s [Adult Swim’s] domain. What I will tell you is it’s late because of us, it’s late because of me.
If Justin were here he’d agree. He and I would go, ‘Yeah, we fucked up,’ and it’s hard to put your finger on how we fucked up. ‘Rick and Morty’ keeps taking longer and longer to write, and I don’t know why.
We have fights all the time and then we have fights about why we’re having fights. ‘Well, we didn’t fight during Season 2, that’s why it’s taking longer! All this fighting! So OK, let’s stop fighting!’”
In addition to that, an Adult Swim spokesperson added that there was “no premiere timing to share unfortunately – we’re still deep in production.”
Personally, I don’t mind the wait at all. I’d much rather every episode of Rick and Morty be as good as previous episodes have been than see them rush out a new season with weaker episodes.
So long as a new season is on the way, I’m happy. But cancel it and I riot!
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