"Rick and Morty" season 3 may be released earlier than previously expected. The upcoming season would arrive later this year, co-creator Dan Harmon announced at the Magic City Comic Con held at the Miami Airport Convention Center in Florida on Jan. 15-17. The audience became more excited when he confirmed that it is getting 14 episodes instead of just 10, like the two previous episodes.
At the post-credits sequence of season 2's last episode, Mr. Poopy Butthole is seen rolling on the floor after taking his ordered pizza from the delivery man and telling the audience, "Tune in to 'Rick and Morty' season 3 in like a year and a half or longer to see how we unravel this mess!" It would have meant that avid viewers of the cartoon series would have had to wait until April 2017 or a much later date.
"I think Season 3 is—we're targeting around the end of this year," Harmon told the delighted audience. After the cheer, he teasingly reminded them,"You guys do realize we're at the beginning of this year?"
Additionally, after a little prying from production partner Dino Stamatopoulos who was in the panel as well, Harmon admitted they are working on 14 episodes.
"Is there any press here?" he asked. "Nobody blog about this. We're doing 14 episodes this year."
Harmon's confirmation can be heard starting at 10:24 of the video from the Comic Con below.
While there are no details yet as to what season 3 will offer the fans, co-creator Justin Roiland hinted a little bit of juicy detail.
In an interview with Den of Geek, Harmon reassured that the next season will have a different flavor to offer. "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," he said.
Now that "Rick and Morty" season 3 is in the works, fans will be delighted to hear more details.