Rick and Morty
“Rick and Morty” Season 3 premiered on Saturday, April 1.The next episodes will air this summer. Pictured: “Rick and Morty” creators attend the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2013. Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown

“Rick and Morty” fans have been looking forward to watching the new season. To the surprise of many, the new installment premiered on Saturday, April 1 without any advance notice.

But fans will have to wait a little bit more to see the rest of “Rick and Morty” Season 3. On Monday, show creators revealed that the rest of the episodes will be aired this summer. “Aaaaaand that’s the way the news goes. Thanks for watching ‘The Rickshank Rickdemption’! More to come this summer... #rickisfree,” the series announced on its Twitter account.

Meanwhile, the first episode of “Rick and Morty” Season 3 revealed that Rick was already free. In this short clip, the lead character seemed to already be out of the prison and ready to get back to society. Meanwhile, viewers also learned that Beth and Jerry are getting a divorce. In addition, the first episode of Season 3 teased what to expect in terms of the major storyline.

For instance, the Galactic Federation has been ejected from Earth. Meanwhile, Gromflomites and Tammy are working together to create Frankenstein. The premiere episode of "Rick and Morty" Season 3 also showed the viewers that Birdperson is still alive and now calls himself Phonexperson, Inverse reported.

The new Birdperson will be loyal to Tammy because the former brainwashed the latter. Rick and Birdperson were war buddies, fellow criminals and as close as brothers. In fact, Birdperson has a photo of Rick and baby Morty hanging in his apartment. But their friendship has gone awry, and what’s next for the two characters is something that fans should look forward to witnessing in the upcoming episodes.

Due to the surprise airing of the premiere episode of “Rick and Morty” Season 3, which also fell on a Saturday, a lot of people may have missed it. However, Adult Swim is ready to give their fans another treat to make up for it. The network will be airing the “Rickshank Rickdemption” episode every night this week at 10 p.m. EST.

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