New series about a team of aliens that crash lands in Suburban USA, co-created by Roiland and ‘Rick and Morty’ head writer Mike McMahan, premieres on Hulu May 8, 2020.
If you’ve finally figured out you can’t go to prison if you don’t have a butthole, Solar Opposites co-creators Justin Roiland (co-creator of Ricky and Morty) and Mike McMahan (former head writer of Rick and Morty) beat you to that stunningly odd conclusion. With the release of the official Solar Opposites trailer, we learn more about the team of four aliens who escaped their exploding home world, only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They have a shrink ray, gear to fabricate new best friends, and a penchant for coaxing bloody mayhem out of even the smallest human cultural ironies.
The four are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Roiland) and Yumyulack (The Goldbergs’ Sean Giambroni) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty, while Terry (Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food, and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living supercomputer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.
With the release of a teaser trailer late last month, Roiland and McMahan said, “Solar Opposites is coming! 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.”
Solar Opposites is executive produced by Roiland, McMahan and Josh Bycel. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Season 1 guest voices include 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.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.