Discover the replacement voices for Justin Roiland in the highly anticipated ‘Rick and Morty’ season with the new Adult Swim comedy trailer.
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7 Trailer
Adult Swim has unveiled the season seven trailer for Rick and Morty, along with the revelation of new voice talent stepping in for the titular main characters, replacing co-creator Justin Roiland, who faced misconduct allegations and was dismissed from the show. The identities of the new voice actors, one for Rick and another for Morty, are being kept confidential until the season premiere.
In a unique decision, Adult Swim is opting to let the show’s quality and the new voices themselves speak for the upcoming season, aiming to preserve the viewing experience for fans. The Emmy-winning sci-fi comedy is set to return on Sunday, October 15, at 11 p.m., featuring a 10-episode run, continuing the show’s tradition of intriguing and hilarious adventures.
The recent announcement comes on the heels of Justin Roiland‘s departure from the widely popular show, which transpired following his dismissal and the termination of his lucrative overall deal in January. Roiland faced felony domestic abuse charges in Orange County, California, although these charges were later dropped. Additional controversies arose, including alleged abusive direct messages to a fan, resurfaced problematic interview comments, and allegations of workplace behavior issues.
Adult Swim had been actively seeking “sound-alike” talent to fill the roles of the show’s titular characters, with assurances that the characters’ essence would remain unaltered. Meanwhile, Dan Stevens has been selected to lead another animated series by Roiland, Hulu’s Solar Opposites.
The official description for season seven humorously alludes to the voice cast changes while teasing exciting new storylines. Rick and Morty have returned with their signature style, and fans can look forward to a season filled with limitless possibilities, intriguing character developments, and, as always, a fair share of irreverent humor.
Notably, Rick and Morty has consistently ranked as the top comedy show across all of cable during its past several seasons, boasting over 19 million viewers on linear broadcasts in 2022. It remains a popular series on streaming platforms, particularly HBO Max. The show has already clinched two Emmys for Outstanding Animated Program and is currently nominated for a third.