'Rick and Morty' season 3 release date update: Voice recording has begun, reports suggest; next season expected to premiere later 2016

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One of the writers of the popular adult swim series "Rick and Morty," Mike McMahan, recently confirmed to the fans that the voice recording for the show's third season has finally started, according to the writer's tweet last month, Master Herald reports. The initial update was posted on McMahan's TNG Season 8 account and has revealed that the actors have already started the recording for the episode 301.

The news for the upcoming "Rick and Morty" season 3 is not entirely surprising. However, the actual shocking part was the fact that the show was first expected to come back to the small screen possibly early 2017 after Mr. Poopybutthole dropped the news that the show wouldn't return probably for another year and a half.

It appears like this isn't the case anymore as show co-creator Dan Harmon officially announced during the Magic City Comic-Con panel last January that "Rick and Morty" season 3 will happen, and will come out later this 2016, as reported on Den of Geek.

Meanwhile, in terms of the narrative, Harmon has addressed the cliff-hanger of the show's second season finale, and has reassured fans that the next season of "Rick and Morty" should be okay once it gets back on Adult Swim.

"I don't think anybody wants to do a third season that simply spends a whole bunch of episodes dealing with a situation that we created at the end of the second season," the co-creator said during his exclusive interview with Den of Geek later last year. "So I think that's a non-spoiler way of saying things should be okay pretty quickly."

Unfortunately, the production has yet to announce the specific premiere date of "Rick and Morty" season 3. With that in mind, it is best for fans to just wait for further updates coming from the creators of the show. More news regarding it will probably emerge in the coming months, considering that the year is still pretty early and the series won't continue until, possibly, 3Q to 4Q16.

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