Amidst a slew of fake posts today (i.e. Zac Efron cast as Eddie Brock in the Venom spin-off film), Adult Swim pulled a reverse April Fool’s prank by premiering a new episode of Rick and Morty.
After a series of tweets about the delay of the new season by Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon, he concluded with an April Fool’s surprise – an all new episode. The episode is playing over and over on Adult Swim’s live streaming site, presumably until midnight (UPDATE: The final loop of the episode ended at 12:06am EST). If you weren’t able to catch the episode during the surprise stream, it will most likely appear on Adult Swim’s app, or on demand.
Without giving too much away, the new episode brings the drunken genius Rick, and his neurotic grandson Morty BACK IN A BIG WAY, BITCHES!! What can be said is that it picks up not too long after the second season ended. Here are some other bullet points:
- Nathan Fillion
- McNugget Szechuan dipping sauce
- The Council of Ricks
- The “original” Rick
all of which fill this action-packed, hilarious episode. The stinger of the episode hints at an upcoming season of, as Rick puts it, “the darkest year of adventures.”
Rick and Morty is back, and it feels so, so good.
Adult Swim also confirmed with clips during the streaming episode that the remaining episodes will premiere this summer. However, they did not confirm a specific date. Nevertheless, this was a tremendous surprise for fans who have been clamoring for a new episode since October, 2015.