Rick and Morty Season 3 will be available to watch online in the UK on Netflix this weekend.
The irreverent, dark, twisted, dark, hilarious, dark, disturbing, dark animated comedy, which was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim, follows the misadventures of an alcoholic scientist and his grandson – think Back to the Future, but with more time-travelling, universe-hopping portals, aliens and rude jokes.
The series has been one of the adult animated channel’s most popular shows in the US, but only recently became available the UK – first, on FOX, then on Netflix, in a deal that snapped up both Season 1 and 2 for subscribers. Earlier this year, Season 3 was given a surprise premiere online in the USA, with Episode 1 briefly available to stream on April Fool’s Day. Ever since then, one question has been on everyone’s lips: where can I watch Rick and Morty Season 3 online in the UK?
The answer, fortunately, is Netflix once again, as the streaming giant will be the exclusive home of the animation’s third run. The Independent first reported that Season 3 will be available on Netflix UK from Sunday 30th July, with new episodes then released weekly on Netflix UK. We have confirmed with Netflix that episodes will arrive every Sunday. While that means episodes are released in the UK on the same day as their US broadcast, Sunday 30th July will see the premiere of the first episode of Season 3 – The Rickshank Redemption – which aired in the USA in April. As a result, the UK will actually be one week behind the US, with Episode 2 (Rickmancing the Stone) airing on 30th July in America and arriving on Sunday 6th August here. On the plus side, we only have to wait a week for brand new episodes of Rick and Morty.
Update: Saturday 5th August
Episode 3 of Rick and Morty: Season 3 is now on Netflix UK, a day earlier than originally announced, which means you can expect episodes to arrive in the UK every Saturday, six days after their US broadcast, the same as Netflix in other countries.
After a lot of sci-fi misaventures and family squabbles (Rick lives with his daughter Beth’s family), Season 3 of Rick and Morty promises even more bizarre and disturbing fun. “Welcome to the darkest year of our adventures,” Rick declares in the trailer for the third season. What follows is a mind-boggling montage of scenarios recalling everything from Mad Max and Honey I Blew up the Baby, not to mention giant fighting rats, Morty with a mutated fist and Rick transformed into a pickle. “Only a show this smart could be this stupid,” promises Adult Swim’s voiceover. And how.
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