The more Rick and Morty the better, right?! Well, that’s definitely our point of view and hopefully the show’s creators have also been convinced of that mentality…
Especially since the “Pickle Rick” episode, which was a movement in itself, fans have been convinced that the series is the best thing we’ll ever get to inter-dimensional cable. The entire 3rd season has wowed fans in ways we didn’t know was possible, and quite frankly we need more.
Co-Creator Dan Harmon Talks Rick and Morty
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the show’s co-creator Dan Harmon got into the future of Rick & Morty… When asked if 10 episodes was the “sweet spot,” or if we’d be lucky enough to get more next time around, he said:
“I don’t think so, but you shouldn’t trust me, because I mostly blame myself for doing 10 instead of 14.”
“I’m still learning how to do the show efficiently while catering to the perfectionist in all of us. I would like to think I’ve learned enough from my mistakes in season 3 that we could definitely do 14 now, but then I have to say, ‘Yeah, but you’re the guy who says we can do 14 who turned out to be wrong so we’re not listening to you now’.
His hesitation comes from getting fired from NBC’s Community in season 4. He admits, “Now I’m about to do season 4 of Rick and Morty and want to prove that I’ve grown.”
Everything he mentions in this interview is super insightful, but we’ll leave you with Harmon’s thoughts on perfectionism and keeping it, thanks to Entertainment Weekly…
“On Rick and Morty we haven’t really gotten there. The closest we got was The Purge episode because we hit a brick wall trying to do the finale. Because we couldn’t figure out the finale I was allowed to just crap out this Purge Planet idea because it was a way to solve the scheduling emergency – let’s just do a one-off and move it up on the schedule and let the finale be a cliffhanger instead of a two-parter. And that Purge episode is fun and great. I can feel it’s ‘good enough’ quality.”
“I think the audience would vote unanimously for the idea of 14 episodes instead of 10 on the condition that four of them would be [Purge Planet level] episodes.”
Read the full interview here.
Purge Intro – Rick and Morty
Source: Entertainment Weekly | Image via Adult Swim