The longer fans have had to wait for the highly anticipated third season of Rick and Morty, the more understandably antsy we have all gotten about the reasons behind the delays. The April Fools Day episode was an unbelievably pleasant surprise, but recently, articles have surfaced speculating as to whether the show’s future had been compromised by fights between co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.
Helping to put those rumors to bed is the announcement of a “LIVE, spontaneous evening of Rick and Morty” with the show’s creators, livestreaming on Adult Swim this Thursday, June 29.
The details of the event are vague and tickets to be in the audience sold out in a matter of minutes. Will it be a Q&A about the content of the season? Will we finally get a season three premiere date? Will Roiland do an in-character improv session? Will they get drunk and contemplate the meaning of life? Your guess is just as good as ours, but as we have been told, “Don’t miss it. Or be late. Trust us.”
The announcement comes just after a recent “hungover thread” on Twitter from Harmon, in which he directly addressed the aforementioned show-threatening rumors.
According to Harmon, the reason the third season took so long is simply that it took the duo a long time to write it. He says they were afraid to make the season any worse than the first or second and, because of this, they chased perfectionism and it took longer than anyone could have anticipated.
He also clears up any fears that he and Roiland were fighting, saying that if that had been the case, they would have been too eager to share the news themselves to keep it a secret before concluding, “JUSTIN IS A PIECE OF SHIT I’M GOING TO FIST FIGHT,” of course.
The Rick and Morty livestream begins on AdultSwim.com at 9 p.m. EDT on Thursday. Read Dan Harmon’s reassuring Twitter rant below.