Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon has given one of his lengthiest and most detailed explanations yet for why the show’s third season still isn’t here.
Before giving the 15-tweet long update, Harmon spoke to Indiewire at Sundance about his career. When asked about the show, Harmon admitted that the series was late because he and co-creator Justin Roiland couldn’t agree on where they wanted to go with the season.
“If Justin were here, he’d agree,” Harmon said. “He and I would go, ‘Yeah, we fucked up,’ and it’s hard to put your finger on how we fucked up. Rick and Morty keeps taking longer and longer to write, and I don’t know why.
“We have fights all the time and then we have fights about why we’re having fights.”
Harmon’s remarks led to reports that it was because of in-house fighting that Rick and Morty’s third season kept getting delayed. Harmon took to Twitter today to clarify his comments. He added they don’t want to provide any specifics on episodes in the pipeline because of two reasons: fear their writers or artists would be harassed, and scheduling effectively comes down to Adult Swim executives.
Harmon also clarified that he and Roiland never fought, instead suggesting perhaps that was the problem.
“We respect and terrify each other and always want the other to be happy,” Harmon wrote.
The creator ended his Twitter thread by reminding fans that constantly asking when the third season would arrive wouldn’t accomplish anything other than making them seem “15 and dumb.”
Harmon’s entire explanation can be seen in the collected tweets below.