Fans of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty have been in a rough spot for a while now. Only two seasons have aired so far, and the second came to an end way back in October 2015. We've had new footage here and there ever since, but Season 3 just hasn't hit the airwaves. While nothing has been confirmed, we now have an idea of when the next brand new episode of the series could debut, and it's in the not-too-distant future.
Rick and Morty creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon are hosting a live stream of episodes of the series later this week. Details are scarce, and the Los Angeles event itself has been sold out, but the event has been described on the show's official Twitter page as "a spontaneous evening of Rick and Morty." Given everything that we know about Season 3, the way Season 3 has been handled so far, and the ambiguous description of the live stream, the release of a new episode isn't altogether unlikely.
Dan Harmon recently revealed via social media that the real reason Season 3 has taken so long is simply that they were having a harder time writing it than Seasons 1 and 2. Season 3 was written as of last November, however, and we found out back in April that Season 3 would debut at some point this summer. We haven't yet gotten an official release date, so the release of an episode via live stream could be the perfect way to satisfy fans who have been waiting and waiting.
Then, there's the way Adult Swim surprised fans everywhere by dropping the Season 3 premiere out of nowhere on April 1. The full episode played more than once during an epic Rick and Morty marathon. If the first episode of Season 3 could be dropped in such an unconventional way without an official announcement ahead of time, why couldn't the second episode drop unconventionally as well?
Very little information is currently available about the live stream, which fits with the idea of the creators dropping the next episode without any fanfare. The event with Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon in person will take place on Thursday, June 29, starting at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET and run for two hours. The live stream will kick off at the same time at adultswim.com.
Now, we shouldn't start celebrating the release of a new episode just yet. There are no guarantees that the livestream will be any more than a fun event to tide fans over as we continue waiting for Season 3 to air. Luckily, we only have a few more days to wait. Check out our summer TV premiere schedule and our 2017 Netflix premiere guide to check out everything else you can watch now and in the coming weeks.
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