Since the announcement of Rick and Morty Season 3, there have been many rumors making the rounds about when it will air and what stories it will focus on. Creator Dan Harmon finally addressed speculations and revealed what’s holding up the popular adult animated series.
Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland, who is also the voice behind the show’s main characters, are not seeing eye to eye when it comes to the storyline. Both of them couldn’t agree where they want to steer Season 3 to. In fact, they were having fights about it and fights about why they were fighting.
Rick and Morty Season 3 is still delayed despite pressure from fans
Shortly after giving those remarks to Indiewire at Sundance, Harmon posted a 15-part tweet. This is to clarify what he meant when he said he and Roiland are fighting all the time. His earlier remarks led to speculations that in-house fighting was causing the delay of the Rick and Morty Season 3 production.
Harmon said that there are two reasons they don’t want to reveal too much about when Season 3 will air. One, their writers and artists would feel harassed and pressured. Two, the air date is still up to the executives of Adult Swim.
The “fights” he had with Roiland are connected to wanting to perfect the stories because they love it too much. Since it has amassed a great following, both of them want to give the best to the show’s fans. That is what ultimately causing the delay—their need and demand for perfection.
Fans asking for release date only prolong the agony
In fact, Harmon said that his and Roiland’s refusal to fight and pressure one another is maybe the reason why they couldn’t move forward. “We respect and terrify each other and always want the other to be happy.” They just couldn’t force the other to like the jokes, the plots, the storylines, etc. because they want to listen and adjust accordingly.
Harmon then told fans that constantly asking when the release date will be actually accomplishes nothing. So, maybe don’t ask anymore?
Rick and Morty Season 3 is still “deep in production.” It will reportedly have 14 episodes once it starts airing.
also: my favorite moment from Rick and Morty pic.twitter.com/EcI3MInUT9
— Zach⚰ (@homowifi) January 22, 2017