Justin Roiland and fellow Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan have a brand new show incoming, and it is all set to hit streaming service Hulu this coming May. More specifically, the entire 8-episode first season will land on the streaming service on May 8 this year.
The show, entitled Solar Opposites, follows the animated, science fiction trend of the much loved adventures of alcoholic scientist Rick and his put-upon grandson, Morty. For Solar Opposites we are introduced to a family of aliens who have left their super sophisticated planet and travelled to Earth to live in middle America. While there, the family disagree over whether our planet is awful, or awesome.
Of course, as you all probably already know, Justin Roiland co-created the hugely popular Rick and Morty alongside fellow writer and actor Dan Harmon, but this time we have a different Rick and Morty writer on board alongside Roiland, that of Mike McMahan, who has been a part of the show since the first season. This could very well lead to something similar and familiar, but with a slightly different flavour. Besides, who doesn't want more Rick and Morty-style shows?
Speaking of familiarity, the incoming Solar Opposites sounds a little like the NBC show 3rd Rock From The Sun which aired between 1996 and 2001, and again told the story of a group of extraterrestrials who came to Earth and pose as a human family in order to observe human behaviour. Of course, much hilarity ensues. Though, fear not, as with Justin Roiland's genius at the helm there is no doubt that Solar Opposites will do something different with the similar premise.
Thankfully, we do not have to wait too long to find out exactly what they do with their particular alien family, as the first season will hit Hulu on May 8, 2020. While that may feel like a lifetime away, we suggest you simply rewatch Rick and Morty again from the beginning and before you know it you will be sitting down to watch the first episode of Solar Opposites. And, if you watch it too quickly, just watch it again as you'll no doubt notice things you never noticed before.
You may or may not remember that during last year's Comic-Con we were given a sneak peek at some of the details of Solar Opposites, including a glimpse at the overall plot, the characters and the voices behind them, with Justin Roiland, Tom Kenny and Mary Mack seemingly very excited about the new show.
Solar Opposites stars voice actors Justin Roiland on dual voicing duty again as Terry and Korvo, Mary Mack as Jesse, and Sean Giambrone as Yumyulack. The series is executive produced by Roiland and McMahan alongside Josh Bycel and is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television. This comes to us courtesy of Hulu streaming app.