Fans of Rick and Morty have been eagerly awaiting the show's third season since the second season wrapped back in 2015. Unfortunately, the third season, which was confirmed only a few episodes into season two, has undergone multiple delays with the third season finally entering production earlier this year. So what was the reason for the delay? According to co-creator Dan Harmon, it all boiled down to them wanting to make sure season three wasn't worse than the first two seasons.
Harmon explained the reasoning in a series of tweets over the weekend, explaining that, while a "boring" reason, it's ultimately why season three has taken so long. And it's something that he and co-creator Justin Roiland have talked about avoiding going into a potential season four.
Of course, fans were treated to the first episode of season three when Adult Swim ran a streaming block of the season premiere online in what many thought was an April Fool's prank. It ended up not being a prank, though, and Cartoon Network later went on to replay the episode on television for those that had missed the stream.
It's currently unknown how far into season three they are currently, however, Harmon is excited for fans to finally see it when it airs.
Rick and Morty Season 3 will air on the Adult Swim programming block of Cartoon Network — although no broadcast date has been set.