Finally, an update on why Rick & Morty Season 3 is taking so god damn long

Music 27/01/2017

It’s been a long time since we last saw Mr. Poopybutthole and the gang.

Rick and Morty Season 2 came to a dramatic end in October 2015, when Rick turned himself into the Galactic Federation, was left imprisoned inside a maximum security alien prison and the Smith family was returned to Earth thinking he’d abandoned them.

SHIT. RICK AND MORTY. What a cliff hanger. 





At the end of Season 2, Mr. Poppybutthole said Rick and Morty Season 3 wouldn’t hit screens for another year and a half, so March 2017..

Then we were told the production team was aiming for the end of 2016. And a number of Rick and Morty writers said they had finished working last September.

OMG. YESS. 

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False alarm. 

We’ve been teased dates for a long time… End of 2016. Been and gone. Jaunary 2017. Almost gone. Maybe February… yeah, not happening.

Way to toy with our emotions Rick and Morty.

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Now finally, writer Dan Harmon has fronted up about the extended hiatus, telling the Indie Wire at the Sundance Film Festival :

“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.”

Harmon and fellow showrunner, Justin Roiland, sound like every other long-term relationship,

“We have fights all the time and then we have fights about why we’re having fights,”

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The creative struggle is real. 
 
“‘Well, we didn’t fight during Season two, that’s why it’s taking longer! All this fighting! So okay, let’s stop fighting!’”

Harmon then took to Twitter in a 15 tweet rant, to clarify, the word “fight” didn’t mean a domestic. Both himself and Roiland are just perfectionists about their jokes. Here's the general jist: