While series creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon are still deep in the production of “Rick and Morty” season 3, they are already confident that the upcoming installment will be the best that the show has ever seen.
“Well we’re well into the thick of it. 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,” Roiland gushed while speaking with Collider.
Season 3 of the animated science fiction series is tipped to run longer at 14 episodes compared to season 2’s 10 episodes. The increased episode order can be chalked up to the immense popularity of “Rick and Morty.” Fans religiously tune in to the show to follow mad scientist grandpa Rick, his gullible grandson Morty and their adventures throughout various universes.
Despite a promising new season, Roiland decided to backtrack a little bit and admitted that they will still have to wait for the crowd’s reaction to see how they did in the follow-up to season 2.
“It’s always surprising to see what people react to and what episodes are people’s favorites and stuff because we can never predict that internally but we’ve got some great stuff this season that we’re really, really excited about,” he explains.
Not even halfway through its sophomore run, “Rick and Morty” has already gotten the green light for a third chapter in the series to the delight of many fans. However, it was the third season’s premiere date that became rife with speculations. Initial reports suggested that viewers would have to wait more than a year to get new episodes. Fortunately, it did not appear to be true as co-creator Dan Harmon has already revealed that they are working towards a late 2016 release.
Roiland, who was also with Harmon during the interview, did not reveal anything specific with regard to where “Rick and Morty” will go in season 3. On the other hand, Harmon expressed their desire to bring the dynamic duo to Hawaii in a separate sit down with Den of Geek. Viewers also hope that the series will address the cliffhanger last season with Rick willingly surrendering himself to the Federation without his family knowing.