'Rick and Morty' Creator Blames Himself for Season 3 Delays

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 8:53PM
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 8:53PM
'Rick and Morty' Creator Blames Himself for Season 3 Delays
Rick and Morty exploded into popularity when it first aired in late 2013, and since then it's become one of the wittier sci-fi shows airing on television. Or it would be, if the show were actually on the air right now; the Adult Swim series has been facing major delays with season 3, which still has no set release date.

Season 2 of the Adult Swim cartoon concluded way back on October 4, 2015, with a cliffhanger episode. Since then, fans have received frustratingly little information about a third season, and co-creator Dan Harmon is finally revealing the reason for the delay - sort of. Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, Harmon had this to say about the lack of news surrounding the show's return:
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"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] were here he'd agree. He and I would go, 'Yeah, we f-ed up,' and it's hard to put your finger on how we f-ed up. Rick and Morty keeps taking longer and longer to write, and I don't know why.
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That's... not good news. The fact that Harmon can't pinpoint a reason for the series' delay, and that he seems confused as to why they can't seem to write episodes anymore, is indeed cause for worry. Harmon is an experienced showrunner, having spearheaded NBC's cult comedy Community, but he went on to admit he's been getting in fights over creative details with Roiland, who voices both Rick and Morty. Harmon wouldn't say what they were fighting over though, only that it kept leading to fights over why they were fighting.

Hopefully, the two are just being sticklers for quality and are trying to ensure that season 3 is the best season of Rick and Morty yet. Still, though, it's been well over a year and fans are looking forward to new episodes.


Via: Screen Rant

Image: Warner Bros. Television
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