A hungover thread where I address Rick and Morty devotees because I feel bad for any fan worrying about any show-threatening issue:— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) June 24, 2017
Someone asked Harmon on Twitter if the show getting more popular would cause him and co-creator Justin Roiland to stop producing the show. Harmon took the chance to address the previous season's hiccups and the show's future.
"This is the nicest phrasing of this concern in TV history and I promise it will not happen. RaM dies of satisfaction in...I'm guessing 2040."
That kickstarted an admittedly hungover rant from Harmon about any perceived difficulties between him and Justin.
"Justin and I are very regretful about the season taking way too long. I want to explain "what happened" because it's way less dramatic than you might ever imagine. post internet TV audiences are so used to finding out there's an intriguing/confusing/intense reason 4 delays and Christ knows if you've ever seen MY name on the internet I've only got myself to blame for an association with intrigue/confusion/drama, but the truth in this case is so very boring."
"The reason S3 took long is because it took long to write" said Harmon. "Because it was S3 of a show that we were scared to make worse than S2 or S1." "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 usually end up back where you started. So as far as I can tell, although I'm too close to it, it's just another good season of RAM."
He also addressed his direct relationship with Justin, saying "As I speak, more articles are coming out about me and Justin fighting. Because it's a less boring reason for a season to take long, and because I'm Dan Harmon, so it's a smart f****** first guess, it just happens to be hilariously not true even in the slightest."
"Also, that's not what would make the show slow down! Fighting probably would have been a good idea, it might have sped us up."
It doesn't seem like Rick and Morty is going anywhere anytime soon, and fans wouldn't have it any other way.
Rick and Morty isAdult Swim's most scientifically accurate animated comedy. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, it catalogues the bizarre misadventures of a bored scientific genius/drunkard and his socially awkward grandson, Morty. Their exploits tend to have unintended consequences for Morty's dysfunctional family, especially his unfailingly mediocre father, Jerry. Watch Rick and Morty battle everything from interdimensional customs agents to Cronenberg monsters.
The cast features Justin Roiland as both Rick Sanchez and his grandson, Morty; Sarah Chalke as Rick's daughter, Beth; Chris Parnell as Rick's son-in-law and Beth's husband, Jerry; and Spencer Grammer as Rick's granddaughter and Beth and Jerry's daughter, Summer.