'Rick and Morty' Season Three Finally Has a Premiere Date and a New Trailer

Friday, 30 June 2017 - 11:08AM
Rick and Morty
Friday, 30 June 2017 - 11:08AM
'Rick and Morty' Season Three Finally Has a Premiere Date and a New Trailer
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Wubba lubba dub dub! After so many teases and delays, the long-awaited third season of Rick and Morty finally has a solid premiere date, plus a nifty new trailer that teases "the darkest year" of adventures yet. Emotional trauma, troubling dimensional quandaries, and a complete disregard for Morty's safety? Sounds perfect.



Of course, while the premiere, which will occur on the tantalizingly close date of July 30, is now nearly in sight, we've all had the opportunity to enjoy the first new episode of the season when some enterprising soul at Adult Swim shared the entire episode on April Fool's Day. We'll never forget that day as the moment we all discovered the burning desire for Mulan Szechuan McNugget sauce that had existed, dormant, inside us all along.

Dan Harmon blames himself for the delays on getting season three of the show before us, claiming that "Rick and Morty keeps taking longer and longer to write, and I don't know why". There's an argument that fan love for the show has slowed down its production—Harmon is aware that there's a lot of expectation hanging on the new season, more than ever before, and the pressure of putting together a string of episodes that tops what's come before will naturally mean that the show takes more polish to get perfect.

From the looks of the trailer, though, no expense has been spared. There's everything you'd expect from the show: wacky science hijinks, parallel dimensional battles, and of course, gross-out dark humor. It's clear just from this short snippet of what's coming that the bar has been raised in terms of weirdness for the upcoming season.

Rick and Morty creates an awfully fitting paradox within its fans. We simultaneously want more episodes immediately, yet we're willing to wait for as long as it takes to get them exactly right. While it's hard to compromise between these two extremes, the good news is that the new season is almost upon us. Any show that involves seeing Rick turn himself into a pickle is definitely worth waiting for.

Rick and Morty Season 3 premieres on Adult Swim on July 30th.
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