Rick and Morty season 3’s absence is becoming a joke in itself. At the climax of season 2 crazy cartoon scientist Rick Sanchez was locked away in alien prison. Since then, we’ve been eagerly waiting to see his escape and more dark adventures with his granson, Morty.
Of course, we’ve had episode one of the third season already. Unexpectedly shown earlier this year, we finally got to see Rick’s escape from Galactic prison. Yet, this is as far it goes.
The show’s creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are well-known for their complex plots and fourth-wall breaking. So, we wouldn’t put it past them to be messing around with us this time around. However, apparently this isn’t the case. According to co-creator Dan Harmon, we will definitely be seeing season 3 soon. As reported over on EW, Harmon took to Twitter to offer an explanation for the long gap between seasons. Surprisingly, the reason is simpler than we thought. Via EW:
“The truth in this case is so very boring” compared to the “intriguing/confusing/intense reason 4 delays” TV audiences are accustomed to reading about online, he explained. “I will put it to you as objectively as I can, though we aren’t talking about an auto plant. 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.”
Harmon goes on to say that:
“If I say ‘we overthought’ someone else could say ‘well, no, we thought the right amount,’ it’s like talking about religion or something,” he wrote. “It feels I think, to writers, sacreligious and ineffective to open the creative process and poke and label.”
The Rick and Morty co-creator also reassured fans about the content of the up-and-coming season:
He [Harmon] further urged fans to not “worry about the content, because, the reason overthought slows you down is, you just do way more versions of stuff than needed. You usually end up back where you started.”
In conclusion, let’s hope that this is Harmon speaking the truth and it isn’t some big joke. At least we can be sure that season 3 hasn’t been a rush job.
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