'Rick and Morty' Season 3 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Censorship, Cosmetic Changes Causing Delays? December 2016 Premiere Very Impossible? [PLOT]

By Kaye Reese , Updated Nov 25, 2016 10:09 AM EST

Fans have been waiting with bated breath for the upcoming release of Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty" Season 3. Originally slated to release in December, the year is slowly rolling by without so much as an official announcement from the studio nor from showrunners Justin Roiland, Dan Guterman and Dan Harmon, who all earlier assured fans that they would attempt to make the cut before the year ended.

It seems, however, that the release of "Rick and Morty" Season 3 is beleaguered by continuous changes even though they've already finished animations and writing weeks ago. Will they still beat the clock and deliver to their promise?

What's happening down at the drawing board

It was previously reported that "Rick and Morty" Season 3 has already finished production and was only awaiting the green light from its animation studio, according to a podcast interview with Erica Rosbe in Chicks Who Write. In fact, the cast and crew of the popular animated series is so far along the production process that Dan Guterman previously tweeted that Rosbe had already watched "Rick and Morty" Season 3 Episode 1 and "won't shut up about it."

Apparently, however, the show is still undergoing some cosmetic changes with regards to its storylines and animations. "Rick and Morty" Season 3 is not one to hold back from a joke, even if it's particularly prurient, so it comes as no surprise that one of their biggest setbacks is censorship from Adult Swim.

Censorship of stuff

In a previous interview with Collider, "Rick and Morty" Season 3 cocreator Justin Roiland revealed that Adult Swim would usually put their foot down when it comes to "sh*t and s*x stuff." And it happens quite often, he recounted, citing examples such as blowing an alien's brains out or minimizing the innuendo of an alien robot sex toy.

It's possible, therefore, that greenlighting "Rick and Morty" Season 3 is hampered by such censorship. Hopefully, the animators and studios still manage to get the go signal. Stay tuned for more details. 

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