Rick and Morty Season 3 Coming This Year

By March 6, 2016

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub, y’all!

The second season finale of Adult Swim’s hit Rick and Morty teased fans about how long they would have to wait before the show’s return. The vague “a year and a half…or longer!” was less than encouraging, though nothing new for fans who waited 15 months between season 1 and 2. Heck, it’s nothing new for Adult Swim fans in general. The Venture Bros. fans had to wait THREE WHOLE YEARS between seasons 5 and 6 of that show, after all.

Still, since season 2 ended on quite the cliffhanger (Rick in jail, Earth overrun by aliens), the show’s audience has been desperate to at least get a ballpark idea of when the adventures of Rick Sanchez and his hapless grandson Morty would continue. Thanks to show co-creator Dan Harmon, they finally have that. Harmon appeared at Magic City Comic-con back in January and, when asked about the show’s return, gave fans a faint glimmer of hope.

“I think season three, I believe we’re targeting around the end of this year. But, you guys realize that we’re at the beginning of this year.”

So…yes, it’s not exactly starting next week. Still, it’s at least shorter than “a year and a half…or longer”, so that’s a start. You can check out the entire panel below, with the season 3 talk starting around the 10:20 mark.

Ok, so at the very least we’ll have new Rick and Morty by December of this year. I think we can all live with that, yes?

Now, the even better news is that not only will we have new episodes, we’ll also have more episodes than we’ve ever seen before. The new season of Rick and Morty will consist of 14 episodes, whereas season 1 & 2 gave us 11 & 10, respectively. Getting the show back sooner than expected AND 14 whole episodes of insanity? Yes please!

Rick and Morty will return…sometime…as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, Monday nights at 11pm.

Make sure to keep checking back for updates – right here on GeekNation.

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Joe Ruggirello
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