'Rick and Morty' season 3 release date, spoilers: Script ready to go; 'Logan's Run' to be strong influence

(Facebook/RickandMorty)"Rick and Morty" season 3 is expected to premiere in December.

An official release date has yet to be announced for the third season of "Rick and Morty." Despite this, fans continue to cling onto the hope that the series will premiere by the end of the year. And based on what writers Erica Rosbe and Sarah Carbiener recently said, the show may be on track for a December release.

Rosbe and Carbiener recently guested on the Chicks Who Script podcast where they shared updates on the third season of "Rick and Morty." According to the two ladies, they've already concluded working on the script and have sent it over to Bardel Entertainment in Vancouver. However, there is no word yet on when they will get a message back.

Seeing as the script is already ready to go, there may be enough time to work on the Adult Swim animated series and have it released in time for the holiday season. And while this is certainly the best case scenario, creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have not set a specific return date, so fans should take this with a grain of salt.

But what is in store for viewers once season 3 rolls around?

According to Rosbe and Carbiener, it will both be like and unlike the previous season in different ways. It will still be as interesting as the second season, but it will have a noticeably dissimilar plotline. Season 3 will be influenced by pop culture elements, most notably Academy Award-winning science fiction film "Logan's Run." For those who are unfamiliar, the 1976 film is set in an outwardly utopian, but secretly dystopian future, wherein people are not allowed to live over the age of 29 to avoid overpopulation.

It was previously reported that Summer, Rick's granddaughter, will become a major character in season 3, taking part in Rick and Morty's many misadventures. There is also talk of a new character coming aboard.

"Rick and Morty" season 3 is expected to premiere in December.

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