'Rick and Morty' season 3 air date, spoilers: season 2 cliffhanger will be addressed right away

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Three months left in the year and “Rick and Morty” season 3 is still nowhere in sight. Folks over at Adult Swim are still extremely quiet about the progress in their production which fans know has already been going on for quite some time now.

Rumors regarding the release date have been bouncing from late 2016 to early 2017 but with the eerie silence and lack of an indication that the animated sitcom will be dropping soon, viewers are already leveling their expectations for a debut next year. Nevertheless, people working on the project could just be keeping everything on the down-low before releasing a short notice that “Rick and Morty” season 3 is premiering sometime soon.

As of now, it has already been a year since new episodes donned the airwaves so fans’ agitation is understandable but the production team of the hit show has time and time again promised that the extended wait will be worth it.

Regardless of when “Rick and Morty” returns, co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s recent chat with Den of Geek gives followers a tease of what is to come.

“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,” Harmon said, referring to Grandpa Rick turning himself in to the Federation without his family knowing.

The pacing of the narrative can be chalked up to a more serialized storytelling that the show will be adapting in their third year on air instead of the episodic format seen in previous seasons. The faster they get over existing plot lines, the sooner they can introduce new ones which can be stretched out for a few episodes throughout the season. On top of that, the upcoming installment of “Rick and Morty” will also be the longest in the history of the Adult Swim program which will give it more time to flesh out characters and stories.