Rick and Morty season three gets surprise release on April Fool's Day - here's where you can watch the new episode
On April Fool's Day, the first new episode of animated series Rick and Morty, was announced on Adult Swim.
The third season of the hugely popular animated series about a Doc Brown-type mad scientist and his grandson is set to return.
Creator Dan Harmon responded to one fan enquiring about its release date by tweeting: “What if I waved a magic wand and made the first episode from season three premiere tonight. Is that what you’d want?”
The fan replied “Yes, that is exactly what I want, and everyone in the entire universe does too,” to which Harmon responded: “happy now mother FUCKA”.
Adult Swim had been streaming the episode here on their website but it was only available in selected countries.
However, various places have uploaded the new episode which is available on Facebook below.
The remaining episodes will be available later this summer.
According to the show’s co-creator Harmon, the delay to the new season was down to the animation. Speaking on his Harmontown podcast in February, he explained that the animation of the new season was the final aspect to be completed.
“Here’s how cartoons work,” the Community creator explained. “First you write them, then you draw them. For a really long time. Everything needs to be on paper, so you can see it. If all I do is write it, and then put it on TV, it’ll look like a script, instead of Rick and Morty, which you seem to like. So when you ask where it is, the answer is: they’re drawing it.”
You can catch up with the first two episodes on Netflix.