'Rick And Morty' News: Dan Harmon Talks Hiring Female Writers & Why It's So 'Important'

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The writers of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are hard at work on season 3, but the writers' room looks a little different this season.

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Series creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon went about hiring more female writers this time around, creating a better gender balance. Harmon recently spoke with Den of Geek about how the overall dynamic of the room has changed for the better.

"We've gone from a bunch of dudes shooting Nerf guns at each other and asking each other questions about women that we don't know the answers to to... I think it's like a 50/50 balance now, like in the early days of Community, which is really great," Harmon admitted. "Because I think the important thing about gender in the writers' room is not representation, it's balance. Because if somebody is in the unfortunate situation of being a so-called representative of any kind of human that person is always going to be outnumbered and filtered through this weird experience."

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However, Harmon also admitted that they didn't necessarily "compromise" themselves by intentionally hiring female writers just to fill a quota. Instead, they simply looked a bit harder and there was a big influx in female writers wanting to work on Rick and Morty.

"We just looked harder and I don't know if it was coincidence or because the show was popping up on the radar of a lot of great female writers who were noticing, 'Well, they don't have any women writers in there. I'm gonna submit something.' It was probably a combination of all those factors," he explained.

There is no season 3 premiere date for Rick and Morty yet, but Enstars will keep you posted whenever Adult Swim makes the big announcement.

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