Rick and Morty season 3 release date: Creator Dan Harmon explains delay

'Rick And Morty keeps  taking longer and longer to write, and I don’t know why'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 25 January 2017 17:08 GMT

It’s been a long time - almost a year-and-a-half - since the last canonical Rick and Morty episode was released by Adult Swim.

Ever since, fans of the cult cartoon have been feverishly waiting for some information regarding season three, but little has been revealed.

Earlier this year, a ‘sneak peak’ at the developing process was uploaded to YouTube, but no real look at the upcoming season was offered.

Speaking at Sundance (as picked up by IndieWire), creator Dan Harmon revealed why the season was taking so long to materialise.

"I'm so sorry", Harmon told the audience. "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 [Roiland, co-creator and voice of Rick and Morty] were here he’d agree. He and I would go, ‘Yeah, we f**ked up,' and it’s hard to put your finger on how we f**ked up. Rick And Morty keeps taking longer and longer to write, and I don’t know why.”

Due to the show’s growing fan base and acclaimed nature, the two co-creators have apparently been increasingly fighting: "We have fights all the time and then we have fights about why we’re having fights,” he said. “'Well, we didn’t fight during season 2, that’s why it’s taking longer! All this fighting! So OK, let’s stop fighting!'"

While being unable to confirm a return date - “we’re still deep in production,” said Harmon - the season will reportedly run for 14 episodes.

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