The highly awaited Rick and Morty Season 7 is approaching, but fans must prepare for notable alterations.
The executive producer of the show, Steve Levy, holds a positive outlook on Rick And Morty season 7, stating that Justin Roiland’s leaving has improved the show. Justin Roiland, who lent his voice to the loved personas of Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith throughout the first six seasons, will not be reprising his roles.
The production team has decided to introduce fresh voice actors for these iconic Rick and Morty characters, that created excitement among the fan base.
Among the prominent difficulties facing the show is the quest for suitable replacements capable of capturing the distinct vocal nuances of Rick and Morty.
The objective is to retain the essence of the characters and facilitate a seamless transition for viewers. Numerous potential candidates have been proposed, including H. John Benjamin (renowned for voicing Archer), Danny DeVito (of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia fame), and Will Arnett (noted for his role in Bojack Horseman).
Whoever is chosen must smoothly deliver illogical dialogue while expertly embodying Rick’s haughty demeanour and cavalier disdain. Regarding Morty Smith, Rick’s grandson and the central protagonist, the show must find a capable performer to embody his character.
The prior practice of one actor voicing both Rick and Morty, as Roiland did, is no longer tenable. Consequently, distinct voice actors will be enlisted to uphold these roles.
Beyond Rick and Morty, the recasting of the characters also extends to other characters like Mr. Poopybutthole, a longstanding family acquaintance, and Mr. Meeseeks, the peculiar entities summoned by activating a Mr. Meeseeks Box.
The task of identifying voice actors capable of emulating the unique attributes of these characters while adding their own interpretation is indeed a significant venture.
Rick And Morty Season 7 Release Date and Updates
Although the release date for the seventh season of Rick and Morty remains unveiled, it is undoubtedly expected that fresh episodes will be broadcasted in the year 2023.
Co-creator Dan Harmon stated to The Wrap that the show will now adhere to an annual schedule for its releases, a revelation that even surprised him after the considerable delays that the fanbase had grown accustomed to.
“This is the most peculiar statement I’ve ever made about the series, and it continues to feel unreal as I articulate it, but we are committed to producing a season annually now,” remarked Harmon.
“I’m still trying to figure out how this became possible. Nevertheless, we were unable to fulfil this goal during my leadership. [Showrunner] Scott [Marder] has the ability to maintain a timeline that largely hinges on being significantly ahead of schedule, allowing us to achieve timely releases.”
Given these statements, it is probable that the seventh season will debut somewhere at the end of 2023, likely no later than November.
Rick and Morty season 7 cast
Even with the addition of doppelgängers, the basic makeup of the Smith family does not change. As a consequence, you can look forward to the following cast members returning in Rick and Morty’s seventh season:
- Chris Parnell in the role of Jerry Smith
- Spencer Grammer portraying Summer Smith
- Sarah Chalke plays both Beth Smith and Space Beth
As of the present moment, the identity of the new voice actor for Rick and Morty has not been officially confirmed. However, Michael Ouweleen, the president of Cartoon Network, and Steve Levy, an executive producer, recently shared their insights about the quest for a new voice actor.
During their appearance at France’s Annecy International Festival, the duo assured fans that they believe the transition to the new voices will be seamless when Rick and Morty makes its return.
According to Toonado, Levy stated: “The writing quality has increased drastically, and the whole screenwriting staff is still present. I don’t expect there will be a major response when the new voices are introduced”.
Furthermore, among the rest of the cast, Susan Sarandon reprised her character as the beloved psychiatrist in the latest season. Given the ongoing evolution of Rick’s character, it is expected that Dr. Wong will likely make a return appearance in the seventh season as well.
Rick and Morty season 7 Storyline
In the concluding episode of the sixth season, titled ‘Rickitional Mortpoon’s Rickmas Mortcation’, In an impassioned monologue addressed to Morty, Rick gave an indication of the upcoming events:
“In the upcoming Rick and Morty season seven, I’ll be engaged in a pursuit of my arch-nemesis. There might even be an attempt to maintain well-being while handling various difficulties—though not necessarily in every episode, Morty; some events could unfold in the background. It’s anyone’s guess.”
Consequently, this indicates that “Weird Rick,” the one responsible for the death of our Rick’s Diane, is set to make a comeback as the principal antagonist in the seventh season.
However, the prospects extend beyond that. As season six has now responded to fans’ desires for more continuity, expect the expansion of conical associations and references.
And just as you believed that Rick and Morty had reached its utmost level of eccentricity, season six unveiled characters like Pissmaster and showed unique relationship between Beth and Space Beth. With this in mind, how will the creative team overcome these elements in the upcoming seventh season?
Rick and Morty is renowned for its boldness and willingness to challenge norms, and within an infinite array of universes, the possibilities are limitless. Therefore, the scope for season seven extends to the boundaries of interdimensional imagination.
Did Roiland’s Leaving Benefit the Team of Rick and Morty?
In addition to lending his voice to the cynical and mischievous scientist Rick and his vulnerable grandson Morty, Roiland also took on the roles of showrunner and writer for the series.
His exit spurred the show to urgently seek out alternative voice actors for his characters. The situation is made more complex by the show’s commitment to deliver new episodes up to season 10.
Although the official replacement has yet to be unveiled, the show’s creative ensemble, led by co-creator Dan Harmon, has experienced a revitalization, signifying progress for season 7.
Early in 2023, the first reports of instability inside the Rick and Morty writing staff emerged. These reports alleged that Roiland had become a source of difficulty for the staff, losing his creative engagement as a writer and engaging in offensive and menacing jokes and comments towards his fellow writers.
Furthermore, several accusations of sexual harassment were made against him. When combined with the uncomfortable feeling arising from Roiland’s behavior and his seemingly lackadaisical approach to the creative process (as per one report, he seldom attended writers’ meetings), it becomes evident how his removal from the show could have instilled a sense of security and relief for Levy and the show’s staff.
Although the forthcoming season 7 of Rick and Morty is projected to return in 2024, the potential impact of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike may further delay the release.
Nonetheless, it seems like the Roiland predicament is largely considered to be a hurdle that the show’s creative team has overcome, thereby providing a sense of relief for both Adult Swim and Hulu.
Rick and Morty season 7 Trailer
Unless Rick and Morty decides to ignore its policy against time travel, we are unable to travel into the future to provide you with fresh content from Rick and Morty season 7.
Instead, you’ll have to be patience and wait until the end of 2023, when new promotional materials are expected to be released. In the meantime you can refresh you memory by watching the trailer of sixth season here.