'Rick and Morty' Creator Dan Harmon Clears Up All the Rumors About Delays
With that said, it doesn't mean the hit Adult Swim show is in danger at all, something show creator Dan Harmon had to clear up once again. With people and the news cycle being who and what they are, rumors have swirled all over the internet attempting to explain why it's now past the "year and a half" mark promised in the season 2 finale, which led Harmon to address all that in a long, "hungover" Twitter thread which you can see below:
A hungover thread where I address Rick and Morty devotees because I feel bad for any fan worrying about any show-threatening issue:— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) June 24, 2017
While we're only including the most important bits - the whole thing can be read in full here - the two big rumors were that the show was either cancelled by Adult Swim, or that Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland (who voices both Rick and Morty) were embroiled in some nasty infighting. Neither is true, Harmon promises, and the truth is actually much more boring: they just wanted to do a good job, and season 3 is taking longer because they're being more meticulous this time around.
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.— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) June 24, 2017
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.— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) June 24, 2017
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— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) June 24, 2017
Since Harmon and Roiland are both known for having some pretty distinct personalities, Harmon acknowledges it's pretty easy to picture the two fighting. But despite that hungover threat he throws Roiland's way at the very end, they get along perfectly swimmingly. Hell, even when Roiland is stone-cold drunk in the recording studio, it looks like Harmon and Roiland get along better with each other than they do with anyone else:
Rick and Morty season 3 should still be coming out sometime in summer 2017, regardless of any rumors to the contrary. And in the meantime, there's a giant Rick-shaped truck driving around the United States selling Rick and Morty merchandise, if that's enough to fill the Szechaun-shaped hole you may have in your heart.