Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, along with the show’s executive producer Mike McMahan, just got hired to produce a totally different animated sci-fi series for Hulu. One family of aliens will live in a totally normal American suburb.
Deadline announced Tuesday that Hulu finalized a two-season, 16-episode order for Solar Opposites from Roiland and McMahan. The series “centers around a family of aliens from a better world who must take refuge in middle America.” So far, it sounds like a cross between Rick and Morty and 3rd Rock From the Sun.
For those who don’t know, 3rd Rock From the Sun was a late-‘90s sitcom featuring four aliens on an expedition to Earth that posed as a regular family to study human behavior. Unlike that show, the characters of Solar Opposites won’t bother to hide their identities. Roiland voices Terry and Korvo with Sean Giambrone voicing Yumyulack and Mary Mack as Jesse.
Screen Rant noticed that Roiland previously announced initial details for the show back in 2015, when he tweeted a series of sketches. The initial premise is rather like Superman’s origin. Their home planet is destroyed by a natural disaster, so families venture out in escape pods:
This particular family lands in middle America to build a new life:
With his video game development company Squanch Games, Roiland also created Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes and the upcoming Trover Saves the Universe, two sci-fi games that strike a remarkably similar wacky tone as both Rick and Morty and, probably, Solar Opposites.
The real question is whether or not we’ll get Solar Opposites in 2020 or Rick and Morty Season 4 first?
Solar Opposites will premiere exclusively on Hulu sometime in 2020.