The final episode of Rick and Morty‘s second season aired on October 4, 2015, and since then, we’ve been waiting very patiently for season three, since a third season was greenlit a couple months before that. They even started audio recording for the first episode of the season in February 2016. Still, though, we don’t have a season three just yet, and now series co-creator Dan Harmon has stepped forward to provide some insight as to what’s causing the delay: himself.
In a conversation with IndieWire, he said, “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 [co-creator] Justin [Roiland] 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.”
Perhaps it’s the success of the show that has gotten to its creators, as Harmon said he and Roiland would get in “fights” about the content of the episodes. Fearing his comments were taken out of context, Harmon clarified what he meant by that on Twitter, writing in a string of tweets:
“The ‘fights’ I refer to aren’t ‘the reason 4 delay.’ The ‘fights’ also aren’t what you call a fight when you have one in your home or street. I’m talking about fights like ‘what joke to do’ […] The truth is not dramatic. It’s quite boring. We love our show. It’s a weird show that we struggle to not overthink OR underthink. […] Part of what I was trying to express is that WE would sit and ponder, what’s the problem here, how can we write faster, why we so slow? And then we’d go ‘what made us faster in season 1’ and then we’d go ‘we didn’t sit here talking about this, let’s just do this,’ etc. I tell you, as a self destructively honest guy, Justin and I have literally never fought. Season 3 isn’t late because of ‘fighting.'”
After all this, what do we know? The 14 episodes (that’s the unconfirmed but rumored episode count for the season) are on their way, they’re just taking a bit longer this time around. Don’t bother asking Harmon when it’s coming out, though, per a tweet of his: “Okay that’s it. Keep telling me to release season 3. It accomplishes nothing, It makes you seem 15 and dumb which is fine. See ya soon!”
But what do you mean by “soon,” Mr. Harmon? We’re kidding, sorry.
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