If you devoured the latest season of Rick and Morty when it debuted last November, chances are you’re already itching for season five. Sadly, if the series’ history tells us anything, we’re likely in for a long wait. But in the meantime, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and former head writer Mike McMahan are bringing a new animated series to Hulu, called Solar Opposites, about a family of aliens forced to take refuge in middle America.
The trailer just dropped, and it looks like the show will channel a lot of the same outrageously in-your-face, madcap energy that’s made Rick and Morty such a nerdalicious delight. Per the official synopsis:
Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambroni) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food, and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.
Naturally, Roiland himself—the man responsible for Rick Sanchez’s unique burp-talking speech patterns—will be voicing Korvo. Thomas Middleditch voices Terry, with Sean irambrone and Mary Mack voicing Yumyulack and Jesse, respectively.
And it looks like we’ll also be hearing from all kinds of A-list talent in guest cameos, including Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Amanda Leighton, Andrew Matarazzo, Andy Daly, Calum Worthy, Chris Cox, Christina Hendricks, Echo Kellum, Eric Bauza, Gary Anthony Williams, Gideon Adlon, Jacob Vargus, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeannie Elias, Jesse Mendel, Jon Barinholtz, Karan Brar, Kari Wahlgren, Ken Marino, Liam Cunningham, Maurice LaMarche, Miguel Sandoval, Nat Faxon, Natalie Morales, Neil Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rainn Wilson, Rob Schrab, Ryan Ridley, Sagan McMahan, Thomas Barbusca, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Vargus Mason, and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
The trailer opens with resident alien Terry in a panic, car-jacking an unsuspecting motorist and running down a random ostrich to deliver shocking news to the other members of his family: “We don’t have noses!” It seems the family has fled their doomed home planet and for some reason chose to land on Earth. “My scans didn’t indicate it was a human-infested crap hole without a single redeeming value,” Korvo declares in his defense.
They face the usual suburban challenges: alternate street parking for street cleaning, children’s birthday parties featuring magicians, bigoted schoolyard bullies (“Go back to Uranus!”), and, um, random heroin dealers. But there are also teenaged zombies, a black hole created in a lab, and strange creatures called “Gooblers”—not to mention the tiny little creatures vomited up by the aforementioned Pupa whenever someone gives it candy.
All eight episodes of the first season of Solar Opposites will premiere on Hulu May 8, 2020. “Solar Opposites is coming!” Roiland and McMahan said in a statement. “We can only show you the teaser right now, but the whole season will be out in a matter of weeks! Stay inside and stay healthy so you can watch and love this show and call us geniuses and all that shit.”
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