'Rick and Morty' season 3 spoilers: Co-creators discuss the cliffhanger, teases progress update

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“Rick and Morty,” the hit series from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, is set to return for its third season. The new season is expected to address the cliffhanger shown during the final episode of the second season, which was Rick thrown in space jail. Series co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland recently spoke with Collider to discuss the season 2 finale, as well as to preview some of the things in store for the upcoming season.

Apparently, the ending for the second season was not supposed to be that way, as per Harmon.

“The truth is what we wanted to do was have that be the second-to-last episode and almost have it be part of the joke that the finale would basically wrap that story up,” he said. “That ‘just kidding, we wouldn’t do that to you, we’d never end a season on a cliffhanger. We’re not Breaking Bad we’re just a cartoon,’ but it just proved so challenging trying to figure out a resolution.”

As for the much awaited season 3, fans would be delighted to know that a lot of progress has already been made. And, if Roiland’s words are to be the basis, the upcoming season will be very promising.

“Well we’re well into the thick of it,” Roiland said. “We’re deep into the season and I always like to underpromise and overdeliver but I do really feel like, the episodes we’ve got in the hopper are some of the best we’ve ever done, I think.”

When asked about the possibility of having the “Interdimensional Cable III,” this is what Roiland has to say, “I’ll push for it. Are you fine with it?” However, he added that there is something else on the table right now, and having to do the in-show content might be overkill for the new season.

At this time, Cartoon Network has not yet announced a specific release date for season 3 of “Rick and Morty.”