Next month is shaping up to be a rather wonderful one for fans of Rick & Morty. Not only has it been announced that May will see the release of the second half of the animated hit’s fourth season, but it will also see the debut of the new show from co-creator Justin Roiland: Solar Opposites. The first trailer for the series that dropped last month grabbed our attention, but now we have this second look that has us getting that “all in” feeling. Check it out!
An original creation from Justin Roiland and former Rick and Morty head write Mike McMahan, the new Hulu series Solar Opposites follows the adventures of four aliens who have left their exploding home world and landed on Earth to try and start a new life. They crash land in a suburban neighborhood and try and start a "normal" existence, but issues erupt as the aliens are split on the quality of life to be found on our blue marble.
Given the previous work of the co-creators, the show definitely seems to share comedic sensibilities with Rick & Morty, but it also looks like the approach is different enough that it will still feel fresh. While the Adult Swim series essentially capitalizes on the perspective of the most intelligent being in infinite realities, Solar Opposites appears to be going for a more fish-out-of-water take on modern life and all its insanity – including the consumption of sodas that make us dumber (specifically when applied directly to the brain) and the significance of buttholes when spending life in prison.
Giving Solar Opposites a nice extra boost is the fact that it seems Rick & Morty clout has led to the show getting some excellent guest stars for the lineup of Season 1 episodes – including many who have had roles on the other series. Hulu has announced the full list of actors who will have appearances, including Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Christina Hendricks, Jason Mantzoukas, Natalie Morales, Rainn Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Wendi McLendon-Covey and many more.
It was all the way back in summer 2018 that we first learned Solar Opposites was in development, but now the wait for its arrival is almost over. Rather than going week-to-week, the show will be able to binge in full all at once on May 8th, with eight episodes landing on Hulu. We’re super excited, and hope you are too – so stay tuned for all of the latest updates and news about the show here on CinemaBlend.