At very long last, the wait is (almost) over. Rick and Morty season 2 aired its finale nearly two years ago, and fans have been waiting ever since to get more episodes. The show has only gained popularity, as more and more fans have discovered it in the time since season 2 ended. Now, after all that time waiting, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have confirmed that Rick and Morty season 3 will be here on Sunday, July 30 at 11:30 p.m. EST. Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith are back! Wubba lubba dub dub!
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the creative duo behind Rick and Morty, made the announcement at a live event in Los Angeles last night, which was also live-streamed on the Adult Swim website. Not only did they announce the premiere date, which is just a month from now, but Adult Swim also released the first full-length trailer for Rick and Morty season 3. It is everything you want it to be and more. This all very well may have been worth the long wait.
The trailer starts out in the best way possible, by showing us that Pickle Rick is actually going to be the subject of an entire episode. That wasn't just some ridiculous promo. We then cut to an action-heavy montage of what we can expect from Rick and Morty season 3, which includes a Mad Max: Fury Road inspired episode. What more could you want? There is quite a bit of footage in the trailer from the Rick and Morty season 3 premiere, including Seal Team Ricks and the promise of their darkest season yet. Some of the footage definitely makes it seem like this season is going to live up to that. The trailer also concludes with a tagline that sums up the show about as well as anything could.
"Only a show this smart, could be this stupid."
During the live event, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland messed around quite a bit on stage and attempted to do some Rick and Morty episodes from scratch. If anything, it gave us a window into why it is these episodes took so long to make. The duo also teased and addressed the possibility of Rick and Morty season 4. They couldn't confirm or deny anything, but at one point it was said that their contracts are up and they are going to negotiate. Given the show's popularity, it is hard to imagine Cartoon Network will let them go if they're up for doing another season.
The duo also addressed the rumors that they weren't getting along, which is why Rick and Morty Season 3 was so heavily delayed, with recent chatter even suggesting it was canceled. They joked that off and reassured all of us that the show is here to stay. Rick and Morty season 3 is going to consist of 10 episodes, which kicks off in one month. Be sure to check out the first trailer for Rick and Morty season 3 for yourself below.