While Rick and Morty has undeniably been one of the most beloved and successful adult animated shows in recent memory, the series is currently in the midst of a significant transformation as it gears up for its highly anticipated seventh season. This transformation has been spurred by the departure of the show’s original creator and star, Justin Roiland. In early 2023, Adult Swim made the controversial decision to part ways with Roiland due to allegations of domestic abuse. It’s worth noting that these allegations were later dropped, but the ensuing controversy led to additional claims that have cast a shadow over Roiland’s once-burgeoning career in the court of public opinion.
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Just a day after Adult Swim’s decision, Hulu also severed ties with Roiland, effectively disassociating him from his other projects, Solar Opposites and Koala Man. This move has had a ripple effect across Roiland’s various ventures. For instance, in the recently released trailer for Solar Opposites Season 4, we’ve already witnessed how different creative teams are striving to move forward without Roiland’s involvement. Notably, Dan Stevens has stepped into Roiland’s shoes, taking over the lead role of Corvo, with a touch of humor regarding the change in voices. A similar situation is anticipated for Rick and Morty Season 7, where at least one new actor will likely be required to lend their voice to the iconic characters of Rick and Morty.
When is ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7 Coming Out?
While Justin Roiland undeniably played a pivotal role as the co-creator and star of the show, it’s challenging to overlook his significant contribution to Rick and Morty’s remarkable success. Nevertheless, in the wake of Roiland’s departure, Adult Swim has made it abundantly clear that the show will endure. Their statement following Roiland’s firing emphasized that “Rick and Morty will continue,” reassuring fans that the talented and dedicated crew is tirelessly working on Season 7. To delve into more details about what to expect in the upcoming season, including the new cast, episode count, plot, and other exciting tidbits, let’s explore everything we know so far about Rick and Morty Season 7.
Where Can You Watch ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7?
Good news for Rick and Morty fans! Adult Swim remains steadfast in fulfilling the 70-episode commitment that was established prior to Justin Roiland’s departure from the show. As per tradition, the upcoming season is anticipated to consist of approximately ten episodes, keeping viewers engaged with the wild adventures of Rick and Morty. Moreover, Season 7 of Rick and Morty will continue its availability on Max and Hulu, following its broadcast on Adult Swim. For those eager to catch up on the previous six seasons or dive into the new one, you can find the show on Max through the provided link.
Is There A Trailer for ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7?
While we eagerly await a new trailer for the upcoming season, Adult Swim did treat fans to a nostalgia-filled recap, highlighting the adventures of the enigmatic Rick Prime. As we journey through the recap, we catch a glimpse of what’s to come, including a slightly different vocal tone for Rick and Morty, a result of Justin Roiland’s departure from the show. Currently, the replacement for Roiland remains a mystery. However, we did receive a video unveiling the episode titles for Rick and Morty Season 7 on August 31st, offering a tantalizing sneak peek into what awaits us.
Moreover, on September 18, 2023, fans were treated to the release of the new opening sequence for Season 7. This exciting intro teases a multitude of intriguing elements, including encounters with zombies, a buffed-up Summer showcasing her strength by deadlifting Rick, a decidedly muscular Jerry, colossal heads, an extraterrestrial palace, and much more. For a firsthand look, check out the video here:
Who Stars in ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7?
As we eagerly anticipate Rick and Morty Season 7, one of the biggest mysteries on fans’ minds is who will step into the shoes, or rather, the vocal cords, of Justin Roiland as the titular Rick and Morty. Roiland not only co-created and wrote the show but also lent his distinctive voice to these iconic characters, along with a multitude of their various iterations and even some quirky background characters like the unforgettable Mr. Poopy Butthole. The casting for these roles can take a couple of different directions — either one talented actor tackling both characters or the hiring of two separate actors to voice the beloved duo.
However, the good news is that the core supporting cast is expected to return for the upcoming season. This includes the rest of the Smith family, with Chris Parnell reprising his role as Jerry Smith, Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith, and Sarah Chalke as Beth Smith and Space Beth Smith. Additionally, we might also have the pleasure of seeing other recurring actors and side characters make their appearances, like Kari Wahlgren as Jessica, Brandon Johnson as Mr.
And let’s not forget that Rick and Morty has a knack for featuring celebrity guest stars in its wild sci-fi escapades, so there’s a good chance we’ll be treated to some familiar voices and new surprises in Season 7.
What is ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7 About?
As we eagerly await the arrival of Rick and Morty Season 7, fans were given some intriguing hints about what’s in store through the Season 6 finale. It’s a storyline that was actually introduced quite some time ago, dating back to Season 3.
In Season 3, Rick took an intergalactic government agent (voiced by Nathan Fillion) on a mind-bending journey through his own memories, all in pursuit of the coveted Szechuan Sauce. During this escapade, Rick spun a tale about his own universe, claiming that his wife and daughter were tragically killed by another Rick, ominously known as Rick Prime. However, it was later revealed that Rick had fabricated this tragic backstory as a diversion tactic.
Fast forward to the Season 5 finale, and we catch a glimpse of what might be the real story. When Rick shares his “crybaby backstory” with Morty, we witness the existence of Rick Prime, a genuine alternate version of Rick, who did indeed take the lives of Rick’s wife and daughter. This revelation sheds light on Rick’s relentless pursuit of revenge against Rick Prime.
Despite finding a new family in Morty and the Smiths, Rick remains haunted by his unresolved quest to track down Rick Prime. He even confides in Morty during the Season 6 finale, revealing his determination to devote all of Season 7 to this relentless pursuit.
Who is Making ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7?
Now that Roiland has departed from the show, it’s likely that the responsibilities of showrunning, writing, and producing will shift to co-creator Dan Harmon. Harmon has consistently demonstrated his prowess as a series creator, both in collaboration with Roiland and independently. His creative talents have also been instrumental in the success of other hit shows, most notably, ‘Community’.
Are Any Other ‘Rick and Morty’ Projects in Development?
After HBO Max’s rebranding as Max, the exciting news came in that the very first spin-off of Rick and Morty is officially in the works, and it will be a Max exclusive titled ‘Rick and Morty: The Anime.’ This marks the beginning of what might just be the start of numerous spin-offs stemming from the immensely popular show, hinting at a vast multiverse of potential opportunities, and the prospects of this spin-off’s success look promising.