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.
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."
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.