season 3 of "Rick and Morty" debuted on Adult Swim as a surprise on April Fool's Day 2017. Ever since, fans have been waiting for episode 2, titled "Rickmancing The Stone" to premiere. Or at least for someone in the mix to let everyone know when the popular animated series would continue the rest of the season.

It turns out that the "Rick and Morty" delay does not mean that the show is getting canceled like many fans thought.

In order to clear the air, co-creator Dan Harmon took to Twitter to update everyone and to deny rumors that his beloved Adult Swim hit might end with Season 3.

The 'Rick and Morty delay' explained

On Saturday morning, Dan Harmon started tweeting about "Rick and Morty." One-half of the creative genius behind the hit explained that he was in a hurry and was literally tweeting while getting ready to head to the airport.

He explained that the fandom was too important to let the cancellation rumors slide.

As Blasting News recently reported, with the delay between Season 3 episodes, many outlets were reporting that the show was in danger of cancellation. The reason? Rumor had it that Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland were having severe creative differences and were fighting over the future of the show.

Dan Harmon, in his Twitter thread, seems very concerned about the fandom really thinking that the show might be over and posted quite a long thread, responding to himself over and over as he explained.

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The entire thread is worth a read but the gist of Harmon's explanation is here. The actual reason for the Season 3 'Rick and Morty" delay is simple, according to Dan Harmon. It just took the pair a really long time to write. Check out the tweet below.

So when will Season 3 return?

Now that we've cleared up the pesky "Rick and Morty" cancellation rumors, when will Season 3 resume?

Fans are waiting for episode 2 and are wondering what the other 12 episodes that come after it will be about. We've already learned that one of the looming topics of Season 3 will be the divorce of Morty's parents and how he reacts to Morty's instigation of the split.

Fans have been told that "Rick and Morty" will resume during the summer. Considering that the summer has already started, "Rickmancing The Stone" is going to debut sooner rather than later.

Many hope to see new episodes from the series back on Adult Swim by the end of July.

According to IMDb, there will be a total of 14 episodes in Season 3, with the first having already aired. As far as the actual start date, it turns out that Adult Swim has yet to make an announcement. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have made it clear that the season is complete and it is not up to them when the episodes air.

It's up to Adult Swim to make that call. Those who are just catching up with "Rick and Morty" or who want to rewatch the first two seasons can catch up on the Adult Swim website now.

Thankfully, Season 3 of "Rick and Morty" is really coming and it looks like the end is nowhere in sight for one of the Adult Swim favorites.

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