Rick and Morty showrunner Dan Harmon addresses season 3 delay
After much speculation, Rick and Morty showrunner Dan Harmon has revealed the reason behind the season three delay.
Fans have waited two years for their favourite animated series to return and, with rumours flying around about why there has been such a long gap in between seasons, creator Harmon has finally provided an explanation.
Writing a thread on Twitter, Harmon reassured fans: “Justin and I are very regretful about the season taking way too long. I want to explain ‘what happened’ because it’s way less dramatic than you might ever imagine.
“The reason S3 took long is because it took long to write, because it was S3 of a show that we were scared to make worse than S2 or S1. It’s a common yet odd phenomenon. Tail-chasing, perfectionism, overthinking? One prob is that any description you pick for it is going to have a falseness.
“If I say ‘we overthought’ someone else could say ‘well, no, we thought the right amount’, it’s like talking about religion or something. It feels I think, to writers, sacrilegious and ineffective to open the creative process and poke and label.
“But don’t worry about the content, because, the reason overthought slows you down is, you just do way more versions of stuff than needed. You usually end up back where you started.
“So as far as I can tell, although I’m too close to it, it’s just another good season of [Rick and Morty] that took way too f**king long to write because it just seems like the same stuff that took way less time to write. That’s it. Boring answer.”
Harmon also addressed rumours concerning a fall-out between himself and co-creator Justin Roiland.
He continued: “If you do know of me at all you know that if Justin and I HAD ever fought, not only wouldn’t we be able to keep it secret, we’d be all too eager to share it with you.
“Also, that’s not what would make the show slow down! Fighting probably would have been a good idea, it might have sped us up.”