In a self-described hungover state, Harmon addressed the rumors circulating around the delay in the arrival of season three. Via the time-honored art of the Saturday morning Twitter thread, the Community mastermind stomped out the chatter that the Adult Swim show’s been 86’d, he’s been fighting with co-creator Justin Roiland and all hope is lost, etc. According to Harmon, the reason for the delay is far less juicy.
“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,” he tweeted. “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.”
So what’s the big hold up?
And as for his rumored fighting with Justin Roiland? That’s poppycock too, dude.
Harmon wants the press and public to take the diehard invested kid watching Rick and Morty into consideration when it comes to rumblings about the show.
It may have been the “boring” answer, but full points to Dan Harmon for wrapping this response in a smart and self-effacing way. That’s not always the best way to deal with a hangover, mind you.