The much anticipated Adult Swim? science fiction comedy series – Rick and Morty returns for a third season on Cartoon Network this fall.
The latest information was revealed through the Wikipedia page of the show that mentions arrival of Season 3 by October 2016. Since the free Internet encyclopedia can be manipulated and edited by any number of users, the premiere date essentially could be part of rumor mongering. Much like the IMDB rumors mentioning July 26 as release date it turn out to be false.
Just recently at San Diego Comic-Con, showrunners Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland indicated they were running behind schedule in production of Season 3. They mentioned a August release being highly impossible. However, there is still chance that the popular show could pull through with production and make it to small screen by October end.
Infact, with a year since premiere of Season 2 Finale on October 4, a fall release seems entirely logical.
Additionally, one of the series co-creators, Harmon, had earlier teased fans that the series will most likely set to return at end of 2016.
?I think Season 3 is?we’re targeting around the end of this year … You guys do realize we’re at the beginning of this year?? Harmon teased in show panel at the Magic City Comic Con.
Harmon even added that third season of Rick and Morty would run four episodes longer than the previous two ? bringing the total episode count to 14 instead of 10.
There are still other theories as to release of latest episodes of misadventures of alcoholic scientist Rick and his easily influenced grandson Morty. The more realistic premiere date seems to be later in 2017 and this was apparently even hinted by one of the show?s characters in Season 2 finale.
In the closing credits of last year?s finale, Mr. Poopybutthole said it would take year and a half before the next season arrives. That makes a March premiere a viable option that show would go with though fans may ended up disappointed.
At SDCC 2016, Harmon specifically cited the delays in production as the sole reason behind the continued disappointment from fans.
?It’s been harder this season… I watched the thumbnail animatic of Episode 304 and I was ready to move forward with it and Ryan [Ridley] said ‘we’re not satisfied with it and we were already behind schedule. They have to bear the brunt of the schedule, they have to work weekends. They are the ones that wanted to do it. There’s a weird higher calling there and it’s not an endless perfectionism because you know when something finally clicks and you go ‘this is a good episode of TV.’ But it’s not just me and I was very happy to find that out.?
Season 3 of Rick and Morty goes live on Cartoon Network soon but there are other options for cord cutters to directly view the show online.