After the surprise premiere of Rick and Morty Season 3 back on April Fool’s Day, fans have been hankering for more. The good news is that the third season officially picks back up this tonight at 11:30 PM on Adult Swim. Of course, Mr. Poopy Butthole was right: it did take “like a year and a half… or longer” for the show to return. But we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!
The Rick and Morty team was on hand at SDCC eagerly promoting the show’s return. And if you were lucky enough to get in, Adult Swim premiered the second episode in the season during the Rick and Morty-centric ‘Adult Swim on the Green’ event at Petco Park. We had a chance to sit down with some of the cast and creative minds behind Rick and Morty during their busy weekend to talk about the show and what we might expect to see in Season 3.
Unsurprisingly, everyone kept things pretty close to the chest.
But after talking with Spencer Grammer (Summer) and Sarah Chalke (Beth) we now know that we can expect the following:
- Changing family dynamics
- A darker storyline
- Beastiality (for one second)
- Some incest
- A bit of Beth’s childhood
- And more!
One of the things we’re probably most excited to see is Beth becoming a more complete woman now that she’s taken the Meeseek’s advice and ditched Jerry.
Sarah Chalke and Spencer Grammer both agreed that it’s going to be great to see Beth branch out on her own. And it’s going to be very interesting to see not just some of Beth’s childhood but more of her relationship with Rick. Something that Rick brings up on more than one occasion is how he can’t go back home without Morty and Summer because of Beth. That hints at a much deeper and more meaningful relationship than we’ve seen before – and hopefully we’ll get to this season.
We’re also told we’ll get to see some new character ‘pairings’ this season. Characters we haven’t seen interacting much in the past getting a chance to spend time together. We can’t wait to see how that plays out! At the end of the Season 3 premiere Rick mentions going on adventures ‘sometimes with your mom’ – so could a Rick and Beth adventure be in the cards this season? (We hope so!)
We had a great time talking with Spencer Grammer and Sarah Chalke and you can watch the full interview in the video above. They talked about their favorite quotes and episodes, how much they love Chris Parnell’s delivery of Jerry’s lines, cosplay, their desire to record a full episode together with the full cast – and more!
We also had a chance to sit down with Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, and Ryan Ridley – all of whom do double duty (and often triple duty and so on) as creators, writers, and voice actors within the series. After such a long wait they’re excited for the third season to start and Justin Roiland thinks it’s a “pretty dang good season!”
With the second episode premiering on tonight, fans may be interested to know that the remaining eight episodes haven’t been quite finished just yet. But while they may start cutting it close towards the final few episodes of the season – everyone seems ready for it to get out there!
Something else that fans might find interesting: no one thought the Szechuan sauce bit would have gotten such a crazy reaction! And it doesn’t sound like there’s any huge background story to it beyond Roiland’s own obsession with the elusive nugget sauce. On the plus side, he is getting a jug of Szechuan sauce! So while Rick may not get to taste it, Roiland will!
According to Ryan Ridley, this wasn’t the first time the Szechuan sauce (or something similar) almost made it into the series. The Tiny Planet microverse storyline almost involved Rick creating miniature civilizations and liquifying them into some kind of hard-to-find confection. Whether it was actually the Szechuan sauce he would have been trying to make was a matter of debate, but it’s been clear to the writers at least for a long time now that Rick will go to any length to satiate his cravings.
I mean, destroying and devouring civilizations? Yikes!
Roiland talked a little bit about voicing Rick and Morty and which one was harder. Morty, it turns out, is the harder of the two and he frequently feels like he loses the voice when his voice is too strained. But Rick? Rick is always there.
You can watch the full roundtable review with Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, and Ryan Ridley above! In addition to talking about Rick and Morty we discussed attending SDCC, other science fiction series everyone watches and enjoys (Ryan Ridley loves Colony, FYI), their relationship with Adult Swim, and more. They’re super fun guys so check it out. And, yes, Dan Harmon, you do need to watch GLOW and Mr. Robot!
Rick and Morty Season 3 technically premiers tonight at 11:30 PM EST on Adult Swim. That is, of course, if we ignore the fact that the first episode has been out for like four months. You may also want to log on to adultswim.com around that time, even though the tweet below explicitly says not to do so.
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) July 28, 2017
It undoubtedly has something to do with Rick and Morty. And who listens to tweets anyway? They can’t tell us how to live our lives!
In the mean time, though, definitely check out the videos above – it’s a good way to kill time.