Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland used their Comic Con panel for their animated series “Rick and Morty” to tease a first look at the third season of the show, albeit in rough form.
The animatic lacks the full color, texture and movement of what will be the final animation, even so it gives you a good idea of the crazy sequence in which Rick tries to escape a laboratory and comes across a swarm of lab rats. The results are insanely violent.
Speaking about the violence in general on the show, Harmon says the show’s producers currently have a good relationship with Standards and Practices as long as they’re dealing with alien violence:
“I don’t even look at the S&P (Standards & Practices) notes for Rick and Morty anymore because they get the show and the stuff they have to change is usually relatively cosmetic. Either we’re going to have to bleep a word or you know an example would be: if this creature’s gonna get his brain blown out on camera can his brains not be the color of real brains, can they be pink? Well pink is the right color, can they be green or something? Can this creature’s diarrhea be purple?”
Where they hit speedbumps is when there’s sexual elements. Roiland says:
“The s–t and the sex stuff. That tends to be the thing they put their foot down on. Violence seems to be less and less an issue. Obviously gratuitous violence can be a problem but the sex stuff is real touchy. I think that’s just our country. It’s just the way things are. It’s stupid.”
“Rick and Morty” returns with fourteen new episodes towards year’s end.