This was no April fool prank and the people who thought it so and missed, they will have to wait a long time to watch it. Adult Swim website amazed almost anyone and everyone when the website started airing the Season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty. This continued for hours without any stop, except for obvious advertisements.
It must be kept in mind that despite the fact that the 3 premiere of Rick and Morty was released and streamed on April 1, the rest of the season will debut only later this summer.
The beginning of the season 3 hasn’t been much different compared to the 2nd season’s premier, apart from of course theatrics. A review of the premier, while talking about the new season’s premier says, “The season 3 premier begins almost directly where the previous episode left off. Rick turned himself into the Federation to spare his family a life as interstellar fugitives. With Rick in custody and the Sanchez family now back on Federation-occupied Earth, things were looking especially bleak for our heroes. And true to their usual form, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon managed to craft a conflict that was hilarious, darkly poignant and completely unlike anything fans were expecting. Right down to the oddball manner in which this episode premiered, “The Rickshaw Redemption” was all about defying expectations”.
Meanwhile you shouldn’t be much worried if you missed the premier. The episode is on repeat on Adult Swim. It was originally predicted to keep repeating until midnight, with just a couple short commercial breaks during the episode. But as of 5:15 a.m. Eastern on April 2 it’s still playing, so no one knows when it will be taken down.