Fans of Rick and Morty have been clamoring for any and all information related to the upcoming third season for a long time and it looks like things are finally moving forward. The third season was initially expected to air sometime last year, but has been delayed for an unknown number of reasons. We recently reported on creator Dan Harmon and his exploits on Twitter addressing production, but this news is less rumor and more cold, hard facts. Rick and Morty season three is in production!
A confirmation from series writer Mike McMahan (South Park, Out There, and Drawn Together) came via Twitter just last night:
— Mike McMahan (@pleaseprint) February 18, 2016
He scratched out the title of the episode, but news of the production moving forward is a big step in seeing the episodes come to air. There is still no word on when it will actually be released, but it should be sometime this year. Obviously, animation is a long process and it’s likely that story-boarding and some scenes have been shot, but complete “In-the-can” episodes may be a few months off.
“I don’t have a release date for Season 3,” Harmon revealed. “It’s not that I know it and I’m not allowed to say it—it’s [Adult Swim’s] domain.”
Of course, not all the news coming out on the show has been well received by fans. Adult Swim Australia posted a video to YouTube calling it the “EXCLUSIVE! SEASON 3 Opening Scene.” This would have been an amazing update since any development in animation is a positive step forward. Unfortunately, it was all just a prank as you can see below:
That’s right. Rick and Morty just Rickrolled us all.