In just two seasons, Rick and Morty became one of the great animated television shows of our time. Cool. Can we get season 3 now?
The last episode released of Rick and Morty was the season 2 finale, which aired October 4, 2015. 2015! Fans have been waiting a while now for some word on when the next chapter of the sci-fi-adventure-comedy will hit our screens. Well, word has arrived, and it’s not exactly great.
Co-creator and executive producer Dan Harmon touched on season 3’s delay at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, saying:
“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.”
Harmon’s straightforward mea culpa incorporated co-creator and lead voice actor Justin Roiland:
“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.”
It certainly seems like an honest response, but one that likely won’t please increasingly impatient fans. It’s taking a while to write, which could mean that Harmon and Roiland simply have too much on their plates at the moment, or that season 3 is shaping up to be the most intricate, layered run yet, or that they simply haven’t gotten around to it.
Either way, we still don’t have a release date, and while I’d prefer to have quality content than rapidly delivered content, there’s only so many times I can repeat seasons 1 & 2… or is there?