Netflix Australia confirms that Rick and Morty Season 3 will air on Saturdays

Brodie Fogg 3 August 2017 NEWS


Netflix has cleared up the confusion surrounding Rick and Morty's third season.

The Saturday before Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 2 aired on Adult Swim, the first episode quietly appeared on Netflix Australia. This sent R&M fans into a frenzy. "Does this mean that Australia will be getting Rick and Morty's third season as it airs in the US?" Unfortunately, the answer to that question is no.

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We contacted Netflix's customer care live chat on the day of the second episode's release and even they couldn't tell us if the episode airing that day in the US would arrive on Netflix Australia. Shortly after, we received an email from Netflix's local PR mob confirming that Rick and Morty Season 3 episodes would be released on Netflix just under a week after they had aired in the US, landing on the Australian service every Sunday.

Things have improved marginally since then. The official Netflix ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) Twitter account has confirmed that episodes of Rick and Morty Season 3 will air on the Saturday after each episode's US release.

Better than not at all. And good on Netflix for being on the ball where other Australian streaming services have failed. Rick and Morty is no doubt the one of the most popular animated series running at the moment, yet no streaming service managed to secure the rights to fast track it Down Under. For shame, Australia.

If you can't wait until each Saturday, there are other ways to watch that don't require you to torrent it from The Pirate Bay. Check out our guide on how to watch Rick and Morty online in Australia.

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