Rick and Morty Season 3: Everything We Know

News Joe Matar Chris Longo
7/23/2016 at 3:34PM

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Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland debut an exclusive Rick and Morty Season 3 clip at SDCC 2016!

Editor's note: This article is our news hub for Rick and Morty season 3. All the latest news will be placed near the top.

In a move surprising pretty much nobody, Adult Swim announced that Rick and Morty season 3 is happening... only three episodes into the second season. It's probably because of how much higher viewership numbers are this year. This means they can keep kicking the rest of cable television right up its boring, stupid ass! Who even cares about True Detective, huh? Who even cares?!

“It’s an honor to see Rick and Morty join the exclusive club of shows over nineteen episodes,” quipped co-creator Dan Harmon. Other co-creator Justin Roiland commented, “I am blown away by the seemingly instant success of Rick and Morty. I look forward to continuing their adventures!”

Harmon also added that “It’s time to demand that the network allows us to draw the characters going to Hawaii."

You heard it here! In Rick and Morty season 3, they're going to Hawaiiiii, biiiiiitch!

Rick and Morty Season 3 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Clip

SDCC got a little schwifty with the Rick and Morty panel. Besides revealing that their dream guest star is Vin Diesel (he plays D&D!), cretaors Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland brought an exclusive new clip from Season 3.

Still in the early stages of developing Season 3, the new bare-bones clip finds a shrunken, Twinkie shaped Rick doing brutal battle with a gang of rats with the help of a Frankensteined rat brain/limb mech-suit. See the carnage for yourself below, and stay tuned for more Rick and Morty news!

Rick and Morty Season 3 Premiere Date

At the end of season two, Mr. Poopybutthole said Rick and Morty season 3 wouldn't happen for another year and a half... so March 2017. Dan Harmon, it seems, isn't going to listen to Mr. Poopybutthole. The co-creator teased the premiere date during a panel at Magic City Comic Con, stating that they're "targeting around the end of this year." 

We'll keep our hopes up for more Rick and Morty in 2016.

Rick and Morty Season 3 Production Notes

The Rick and Morty writers room is getting more diverse, dawg! Hear it from Dan Harmon himself: 

“We hired a bunch of new writers,” Dan Harmon told Den of Geek in an exclusive interview. “There was a craving for a gender balance in the writers’ room that we had never had, but I’m also very proud of the fact that we didn’t compromise ourselves following that craving. We just looked harder and I don’t know if it was coincidence or because the show was popping up on the radar of a lot of great female writers noticing, ‘Well, they don’t have any women writers in there. I’m gonna submit something.’ It was probably a combination of all those factors.”

Speaking on season two's cliffhanger, Harmon said Rick could, probably, maybe, be okay: 

“I don’t think anybody wants to do a third season that simply spends a whole bunch of episodes dealing with a situation that we created at the end of the second season. So I think that’s a non-spoiler way of saying things should be okay pretty quickly.”

How Many Episodes Will Rick and Morty Season 3 Have, Dawg? 

In the same Magic City Comic Con panel were Harmon revealed that the production schedule is pointing to a late 2016 premiere, he said that Rick and Morty season 3 will comprise 14 episodes. Season 1 ran for 11 episodes, while season 2 was cut down to 10. 

I'm a newbie. Is Rick and Morty really THAT funny?  

Glad you asked! Yes it is. We can prove it! In our never-ending quest to out geek the rest of society, we did analytical joke breakdowns (Jokes Per Minute) to scientifically prove it's one of the funniest shows on television. Here are the results: 

Rick and Morty Jokes Per Minute Season 1

Rick and Morty Jokes Per Minute Season 2

We'll keep updating this article with the latest news on Rick and Morty season three. Stay tuned! 

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