Watch The Ricktastic Trailer For Long-Awaited 'Rick & Morty' Season 3
"Welcome to the darkest year of our adventures," Rick tantalizingly teases in the first trailer for the long-awaited third season of Rick & Morty, the most manic, over-caffeinated, and hilarious sci-fi cartoon in history. After taking all of 2016 off, the third season premiere was played on a loop on Adult Swim on April Fool's Day, and now we know that the rest of the 14-episode season will premiere on the network on July 30th.
Watch the trailer below, which promises new storylines involving PickleRick, a Mad Max: Fury Road parody, giant Summer, an adventure group called The Vindicators, Seal Team Rick, tons of clones and doppelgängers, and a very nosy neighbor named Gene.
Co-creator Dan Harmon explained the delay for the new season in a Twitter thread: "The reason S3 took long is because it took long to write, because it was S3 of a show that we were scared to make worse than S2 or S1," he explained. "It’s a common yet odd phenomenon. Tail-chasing, perfectionism, overthinking? One prob is that any description you pick for it is going to have a falseness. If I say ‘we overthought’ someone else could say ‘well, no, we thought the right amount,’ it’s like talking about religion or something. It feels I think, to writers, sacrilegious and ineffective to open the creative process and poke and label. But don’t worry about the content, because, the reason overthought slows you down is, you just do way more versions of stuff than needed."
You can see the full Adult Swim Rick & Morty live panel announcement, with creators Harmon and Justin Roiland, below.
And here's one last look at PickleRick, because he is already the best new Rick persona since Tiny Rick: