'Rick and Morty' season 3 air date, spoilers: Series may arrive in December; Rick to escape prison, Krombopulos Michael to return?

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Fans who are patiently waiting for the release of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” season 3 can look forward to the remaining two months of the year as the premiere has been confirmed to take place before 2016 ends.

According to Inverse, the good news was shared by writers Erica Rosbe and Sarah Carbiener during a Chicks Who Script podcast. However, they did not divulge a specific date for the launch. Some suggest that the new run will likely arrive in December, similar to season 1 which opened on Dec. 2, 2013.

It is believed that production may have already been completed and the required materials have been submitted to the showrunners for approval. At San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, a teaser was unveiled featuring Rick trying to escape huge rats and insects. This peculiar method could possibly be the way he escapes his current imprisonment.

When it comes to storyline, there are speculations that Krombopulos Michael will likely return to the small screen. It can be recalled that he was last seen crushed under Rick’s spaceship and his reappearance may entail being part of a militant group of aliens. The creatures are deemed to be the prison guards in the intergalactic prison cell where Rick is held. The genius sacrificed himself in order for the Smith family to have a normal life back on Earth which as it turned out was already occupied by the galactic federation.

Moreover, the narrative is expected to reveal what Rick’s crime is which could include the instances when he messed with the timelines. Although the showrunners said that time travel seems too complicated for the show, some viewers are hoping to see it given that the series revolves around a science fiction theme.

Since there is no official announcement yet regarding the release or the synopsis of “Rick and Morty” season 3, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.

For the meantime, fans can check out the clip shared by Adult Swim in celebration of Halloween. The claymation footage showcases Rick seemingly trying to kill Morty.