Adult Swim’s reveal of the forthcoming Rick and Morty trailer unveils an unexpected twist: the voices behind the primary characters will no longer remain the same. Following controversies surrounding Justin Roiland, the series’ co-founder and the man behind the duo’s voices, he’s stepped away from vocal duties.
In a captivating move, Adult Swim is playing it close to the chest, not revealing who the new voices are until fans tune into the new episodes, ensuring the storyline remains the primary focus. “We want the show to speak for itself.” “We believe in the strength of the season and our new voices, and we want to preserve the viewing experience for fans.” remarked an Adult Swim inside source.
The celebrated, Emmy-decorated animation is prepped for a comeback on Sunday, October 15, at 11 p.m., delivering its standard set of 10 episodes.
Roiland’s exit follows a slew of allegations, most notably a serious domestic dispute charge. While legal actions were eventually dismissed, other concerns surfaced, including reported unsavory interactions with a fan and contentious past remarks.
With the core essence of the show being crucial, the search was laser-focused on finding vocal talents that resonate with the original. Amidst these shifts, Dan Stevens is geared up for a prominent role in another Roiland venture, Hulu’s Solar Opposites.
Promos for the new season playfully nod at the vocal transition: “Rick and Morty are back, and you might just do a double-take. Join in the rollercoaster ride of season seven. Pondering Jerry’s mysteries? Or a mischievous Summer? Fewer curveballs await this round. Cheers to Rick and Morty continuing its epic journey, perhaps till a decade’s worth of seasons!”
Its impressive past performance is worth noting. Rick and Morty consistently reigned as the premier comedic show on cable from its third through sixth stints, ensnaring a whopping 19 million spectators in 2022. With two Emmy accolades in its pocket, it’s vying for another.