Adult Swim Responds To Rick And Morty Cancellation Rumors

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Mr. Poopy Butthole's introduction in Rick and Morty Season 2 episode "Total Rickall."
Mr. Poopy Butthole's introduction in Rick and Morty Season 2 episode "Total Rickall." Adult Swim

Only read Rick and Morty news on Player.One. For reasons unknown, sheer SEO popularity surely has something to do with it, Rick and Morty rumors and news are often peddled by the absolute junkiest websites in existence. Worse, they tend to regurgitate each other, endlessly passing around puke like little birds too dumb to swallow. The latest vomit seems to have originated at some dump heap called Blasting News US and was quickly spread by Korea Portal and Christian Post. The claim? Rick and Morty Season 3 will either be the last or never air at all, thanks to bickering between co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.

Here’s Adult Swim’s response:

Let’s begin with the more outlandish claim: the Rick and Morty Season 3 premiere will be the last episode, or that Season 3 won’t even air fully, because Roiland and Harmon couldn’t agree on the remaining episodes.

Season 3 is fully written. It’s only animation that’s holding it up. So what would Harmon and Roiland have to disagree about? The writing’s done! It’s been done for months (barring revisions made after early animation passes).

But will Season 3 be the last? Is the Rick and Morty writers’ room so horribly fragmented that the show is doomed?

This seems to have come from a ridiculous distortion of Rick and Morty writing difficulties I wrote about back in January. “ Rick and Morty keeps taking longer and longer to write and I don’t know why,” Harmon said at the Sundance Film Festival. The reason he cited at the time was simple. “We didn’t fight during Season 2, that’s why it’s taking longer: all this fighting!”

Harmon later clarified his comment on Twitter, writing, “ I tell you, as a self destructively honest guy, Justin and I have literally never fought. Season 3 isn't late because of ‘fighting.’”

Harmon, known for his blunt openness and gallows humor (he describes himself as a “self-destructively honest guy”) wasn’t expressing genuine rifts in the Rick and Morty team, but instead being honest about the creative struggles they’ve had “breaking” episode stories and making Season 3 as good as they can. “The ‘fights’ also aren't what you call a fight when you have one in your home or street. I'm talking about fights like ‘what joke to do,’” Harmon said, “to try to express how hard and confusing it can be in a RAM writers room. Chasing tails.”

Unless Blasting News and other subliterate trash peddlers online have some pipeline into the heads of Rick and Morty ’s co-creators, like the dumbest version of Being John Malkovich possible, these Season 3 cancellation rumors are nothing more than unscrupulous people reiterating old rumors of strife to manufacture a story.

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