Adult Swim has announced the return of its popular cartoon comedy Rick and Morty. The programme will return for its seventh season on October 15th at 11pm local time. The show continues without its co-creator, Justin Roiland, and will be available on Netflix.
Roiland, the voice behind both Rick and Morty, was cut from his creation in 2020 following charges of felony domestic violence and false imprisonment brought against him.
Although he was cleared of the charges in March, Steven Levy, the show’s executive producer, confirmed that season seven would continue with the replacement cast, or “sound-alikes.”
“We are closing in on the end of our process of the recast, but I do want to say it’s gonna be great,” he said. “The show is as good as it’s ever been.” Adding, “The characters are the same characters. No change.”
The official synopsis for the new season jests that the grandfather-grandson duo are “sounding more like themselves than ever,” if that’s possible at all.
“It’s season seven, and the possibilities are endless: What’s up with Jerry? EVIL Summer?! And will they ever go back to the high school?!” the synopsis continues. “Maybe not! But let’s find out! There’s probably less piss than last season. Rick and Morty, 100 years! Or at least until season 10!”
Meanwhile, Dan Stevens has taken over Roiland’s other prominent voice role as Korvo in Hulu’s Solar Opposites.