Rick and Morty season 3 may feature the return of the Meeseeks to help out the Smith family. The third season of the Adult Swim series will offer more glimpses of twisted universes through interdimensional cable.
The show established a sub-franchise within the show, with two episodes of interdimensional cable, wherein we see shows from alternate timelines.
Creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, as well as ad writer Ryan Ridley attended the San Diego Comic-Con, 2016, and spoke to Slashfilm about Rick and Morty season 3 plot. Roiland addressed the possibility of a third episode featuring the interdimensional cable and confirmed that they are planning to introduce something amazing.
Roiland said, "Possibly, yeah, we're figuring it out. It's very rough on production. It's not an easy episode to make. We're introducing something amazing we can't say much about, but there's probably room for both ultimately. I'd be down to do it. The connective tissue has to be different and Ridley's got a really good pitch that [Harmon] hasn't heard yet so we're not going to talk about it here. It's spoiler alert territory."
The creators are also planning to bring back the Meeseeks for season 3. These adorable blue creatures, appeared in season 1's episode titled, Meeseeks And Destroy, wherein they helped Rick's family with real life tasks, but later became destructive. Roiland admitted that he has pitched the Meeseeks again but hasn't found the right episode for them to return. "Throughout the course of season three, we've had Meeseeks in two or three episodes and ultimately cut it. It's just like a background. It's not really servicing something new. It feels too cutesy."
Writer Ryan Ridley, however, believes that bringing the Meeseeks back could provide an opportunity to spoof Star Trek: The Next Generation movie. "There's a [potential] episode where Meeseeks is like Q and the Borg in the Next Generation mythology. Meeseeks is different. I'm not saying we're doing that. If we're going to do that, it's motivated by what do we know about the Meeseeks and how can we open up that mythology instead of just having Justin going, 'I'm Mr. Meeseeks,'"Ridley said.
Co-creator Dan Harmon also has an idea to bring back the Meeseeks as background characters. He said, "However, we can also do an episode where it's not about that as a topic and just have him like Dr. Seuss, use him as a tool. As long as it tracks for a first time viewer, oh, I guess that's some kind of guy that says, 'I'm Mr. Meeseeks' and does his thing. You have to serve those masters I guess. What if a brand new person is watching the show that's never heard of it? Are they going to be able to understand what's going on," Harmon said.
Rick and Morty season 3 is set to premiere later this year. The show follows the life of a sociopath scientist, Rick, who drags his unintelligent grandson, Morty, on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.