Rick and Morty season 3 release date: Delay addressed by Dan Harmon as mysterious live stream announced

'The truth, in this case, is so very boring'

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 27 June 2017 10:42
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While the first episode Rick and Morty's third season has debuted, fans are growing impatient regarding when the rest will finally be delivered.

Showrunner Dan Harmon has taken to Twitter to explain exactly why the wait between seasons has been so long, giving multiple reasons.

“A hungover thread where I address Rick and Morty devotees because I feel bad for any fan worrying about any show-threatening issue,” the long thread starts. “Justin [Roiland, co-creator] and I are very regretful about the season taking way too long.”

Harmon basically says himself and Roiland want season three to be better than the previous two seasons, something that will no doubt be a huge challenge. He also clarified that the pair have not been fighting despite rumours that have swollen on the Internet. Read the entire thread below.

Dan Harmon's 'hungover' Twitter thread

A hungover thread where I address Rick and Morty devotees because I feel bad for any fan worrying about any show-threatening issue: Justin and I are very regretful about the season taking way too long. I want to explain "what happened" because it's way less dramatic than you might ever imagine. Post internet TV audiences are so used to finding out there's an intriguing/confusing/intense reason four delays And Christ knows if you've ever seen MY name on the internet I've only got myself to blame for an association with intrigue/confusion/drama but the truth in this case is so very boring. I will put it to you as objectively as I can, though we aren't talking about an auto plant. The reason S3 took long is because it took long to write, because it was S3 of a show that we were scared to make worse than S2 or S1. It's a common yet odd phenomenon. Tail-chasing, perfectionism, overthinking? One prob is that any description you pick for it is going to have a falseness. If I say "we overthought" someone else could say "well, no, we thought the right amount," it's like talking about religion or something. It feels I think, to writers, sacreligious and ineffective to open the creative process and poke and label. But don't worry about the content, because, the reason overthought slows you down is, you just do way more versions of stuff than needed. You usually end up back where you started. So as far as I can tell, although I'm too close to it, it's just another good season of Rick and Morty. That took way too fucking long to write because it just seems like the same stuff that took way less time to write. That's it. Boring answer. As I speak, more articles are coming out about me and Justin fighting. Because it's a less boring reason for a season to take long, And because I'm Dan Harmon, so it's a smart fucking first guess, it just happens to be hilariously not true even in the slightest. If you do know of me at all you know that if Justin and I HAD ever fought, not only wouldn't we be able to keep it secret, we'd be all too eager to share it with you. Also, that's not what would make the show slow down! Fighting probably would have been a good idea, it might have sped us up. So that's it. I shouldn't have started a thread when i need to pack for airport, but that's it. We took too long writing. Totes regrets. And we look back and we talk to each other about how we can avoid it happening again and I'm pretty sure the reason it won't is because it happened. That's how it works. You do something you don't know you're doing and then you're like oh I did that and then you do otherwise I don't know if any danger to the show itself that comes from you believing justin and I are fighting and the show is gone forever, BUT Like I said it breaks my heart to think of some kid reading one of these clickbait pieces after all the energy that kid has put into fandom. The show by my metric, which is people seeing my tee shirts and saying "I love that show" has like the craziest reach of anything I've been a part of. So it makes sense that when you take something that loved and delay it this long and let the internet simmer, you get this stuff and we're flattered by it and thankful to you and can't wait for you to see S3 and also JUSTIN IS A PIECE OF SHIT I'M GOING TO FIST FIGHT. End of threaddddddd so hungover.

Also intriguingly, Adult Swim has announced a Rick and Morty live-stream to air this Thursday, 29 June, without giving any real context. Can we expect a release date?

So far, all we know regarding the release date for definite is season three will come ‘summer’ 2017. When? Who knows. In the meantime, you can read our ‘everything we know’ article on season three — featuring clips and episode titles — here.

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