Fans of Rick and Morty can now relax. Yes, Rick and Morty Season 3 is delayed, but it is not canceled. Co-creator Dan Harmon had addressed the feud rumors between him and co-creator Justin Roiland, and it is not the reason for the Season 3 delay.
Rick and Morty Season 3, which consists of 14 episodes, was expected to premiere in 2016. Adult Swim had released Episode 1 unannounced on April 1, 2017, as part of the company’s annual April Fools’ prank. However, no new episode followed since. At the moment, it is unclear when the third installment will resume. This caused fans to think that there is something bad going on behind the camera.
It was previously reported that Rick and Morty‘s showrunners were having a feud on set. During the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Harmon was quoted saying that he and Justin Roiland have been fighting. “Rick and Morty keeps taking longer and longer to write and I don’t know why,” Harmon said.
Then he added, “We have fights all the time and then we have fights about why we’re having fights. Well, we didn’t fight during Season 2, that’s why it’s taking longer! All this fighting! So OK, let’s stop fighting!” Harmon’s statement made fans speculate that the feud on set is real and it is causing the delay.
The Truth About Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Rumored Feud
Harmon already explained that there is no feud between him and Roiland. In a series of tweets in January, he explained that he was just joking when he blamed Roiland for the delay of Rick and Morty Season 3. Harmon also elaborated what he really meant when he said “fighting” during the Sundance Film Festival.
He said that “fighting” is more of arguments in the writer’s room rather than any personal clashes. “The ‘fights’ also aren’t what you call a fight when you have one in your home or street. I’m talking about fights like ‘what joke to do,’ ” he wrote on Twitter.
Toward the end of his lengthy clarification on Twitter, Harmon revealed that he and Roiland haven’t ever fought on set. “I tell you, as a self-destructively honest guy, Justin and I have literally never fought. Season 3 isn’t late because of “fighting,” he said.
What Causes the Rick and Morty Season 3 Delay
Harmon already said that it’s beyond his or anyone else’s control He stressed that Adult Swim has the sole authority on the matter. However, it looks like Harmon’s explanation did not convince some of Rick and Morty’s fans.
Speculations about the feud continue while Adult Swim remains mum on the release date of the rest of Season 3. What is keeping Adult Swim from releasing the rest of Rick and Morty Season 3 is everyone’s question at this point.