Harmon explains Rick and Morty series order delay


Dan Harmon explains what the heck took so long for Rick and Morty to get renewed.

Fans of the cult phenomenon that is Rick and Morty will know the turmoil, the anticipation, and the ultimate elation as we waited for the beyond-your-wildest-dreams series order of a whopping 70 episodes.

And while we’re grateful, some fans — especially those on the toxic side of the fandom who badgered Harmon for being lazy and useless for not writing a show that hadn’t even been ordered yet — might wonder what took so long for negotiations to come to a close.

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In a fascinating profile for GQ, Harmon explained that what he was really looking for was the television version of immortality. For Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty is a passion project, but for the first three seasons, they each had to take on several other projects just to stay afloat financially while also working on the show.

Harmon didn’t want just one season renewal, he wanted them all. And it might have taken a little bit longer, but at least the foreseeable future of Rick and Morty is ensured.

Now, Harmon can “follow his bliss” without the distraction and stress of having to support himself through any other means than by writing Rick and Morty –– which is something we’ll all benefit from.

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“I can finally actually breathe and be as excited as I’ve wanted to be…,” says Harmon. “From now on, the reason I’m not writing the show will be because I’m done writing it for the day, and I’m having fun. That’ll be nice.”

No word yet on when we can expect the first run of episodes, but the fact that Rick and Morty are basically immortal — and that we have Harmon to thank for it – is enough for now.

Source: Slash Film