Hulu's new sci-fi cartoon series Solar Opposites was created by Rick and Morty producer Mike McMahan and co-creator Justin Roiland, which is why the two shows look (and sound) very similar. Solar Opposites and Rick and Morty actually share several of the same voice actors, starting with Roiland himself, who voices lead characters in both shows.
Solar Opposites follows a family of aliens who fled their home planet of Shlorp after it was destroyed, planning to terraform an uninhabited planet and make it their new home. Instead they crash-land on Earth and are forced to live in the suburbs while they attempt to repair their ship, all the while hoping that the Pupa - the terraforming creature they brought with them - doesn't activate and wipe out all life on the planet. Like Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites blends some high-minded sci-fi concepts with pop culture homages and a considerable amount of cartoon violence.
Rick and Morty recently returned for the second half of season 4, shortly before the first season of Solar Opposites was released in full on Hulu. The two shows have a lot of talent in common; here are all the voice actors who appear in both Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites.
- Justin Roiland - Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith in Rick and Morty, Korvo in Solar Opposites
- Thomas Middleditch - Tommy Lipnip in Rick and Morty, Terry in Solar Opposites
- Christina Hendricks - Unity in Rick and Morty, Cherie in Solar Opposites
- Alfred Molina - The Devil in Rick and Morty, Duke in Solar Opposites
- Kari Wahlgren - Jessica in Rick and Morty, Teacher in Solar Opposites
- Andrew Daly - Krombopulos Michael in Rick and Morty, Tim in Solar Opposites
- Alan Tudyk - Various voices in Rick and Morty, Nanobot Man in Solar Opposites
- Tom Kenny - Various voices in Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites
- Gary Anthony Williams - Various voices in Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites
Solar Opposites' voice cast features a number of well-known stars, including Alfred Molina as the Duke (leader of the society of shrunken humans in Yumyulack and Jesse's Wall), Christina Hendricks as Cherie (one of the rebels inside the Wall), and Tom Kenny - the voice of beloved cartoon sea sponge Spongebob Squarepants - who plays various characters. The most familiar voice for Rick and Morty fans, however, is Justin Roiland, who is the voice of both Rick and Morty and plays the aliens' disgruntled and self-serious leader, Korvo, in Solar Opposites.
Hulu ordered two seasons of Solar Opposites up front, so we can expect more episodes of the alien family comedy in the streaming service in the future. With those episodes will doubtless come a few more voice actors from Rick and Morty, as both shows continue to expand their strange worlds.
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