Dan Harmon on the Rick and Morty season 3 premiere date delay

Rick and Morty season 3 premiere dateWhen is the Rick and Morty season 3 premiere date going to be? We understand the demand, but that doesn’t mean that it’s coming soon. Outside of a preview aired in the spring, Adult Swim has been fairly hush-hush on when the show comes back, and as you would expect, there is a specific reason for that.

In a new series of posts on Twitter, show co-creator Dan Harmon made it clear that Rick and Morty isn’t in any danger of getting canceled; it’s just a show that is taking time to create just because he doesn’t want to rush it out there unless it’s good:

“I feel bad for any fan worrying about any show-threatening issue. Justin [Roiland] and I are very regretful about the season taking way too long. I want to explain ‘what happened’ because it’s way less dramatic than you might ever imagine. Post internet TV audiences are so used to finding out there’s an intriguing/confusing/intense reason 4 delays … and Christ knows if you’ve ever seen MY name on the internet I’ve only got myself to blame for an association with intrigue/confusion/drama. But the truth in this case is so very boring.

“I will put it to you as objectively as I can … 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.”

Basically, that seems to be it. The show is still coming, but it’s coming at a pace that Dan and Justin are comfortable with that doesn’t jeopardize the quality of the show. This is a phenomenon that we’ve certainly seen play out with many different Netflix shows over the years, where nobody wants to hurry anything along on the way to it coming out so long as it’s within reason. You want your show to be good, and the reality is that in 2017 it needs to be good. This is the era of instant-gratification television, where if something is not up to snuff, you run the serious risk of everyone bailing on the show and not wanting to watch it at the end of the day.

When do you want the Rick & Morty season 3 premiere date to be? Be sure to share your thoughts now in the comments! (Photo: Adult Swim.)

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