Adult Swim may have just taken the crown for greatest April Fool’s gag of all-time. Mostly because it wasn’t a gag at all, and thank Unity for that. With the setup in place, an opening scene tease of the highly-anticipated season three premiere of Rick & Morty, the bait was out there and we were hesitant to bite on April 1st after being rick-rolled months earlier.
Only this time, the show’s creators didn’t have a trick up their sleeve. If you clicked on the player, the actual season three premiere plays in full and without commercial interruption. The story picks up right where it left off with Rick delving into how he escaped space prison and at one point in the episode, claiming the show’s eyeing nine more seasons. Whether that’s a promise or just a wishful declaration will need to time to sort. But if you’re at all familiar with the series, time works in weird and wild ways, mostly at the beck and call of the smartest man in the universe.
You can watch the season three premiere of Rick & Morty down below or catch it on Adult Swim every night this week. The rest of the season will arrive this summer.