Rick and Morty Season 7: Release date, trailers & everything we know
Here’s everything we know so far about Rick and Morty Season 7, the next intergalactic chapter of the Adult Swim cartoon, from its release date to details on the cast, plot, and trailer.
Rick and Morty first aired in 2013. Over the next few years, the Adult Swim show found a loyal, impassioned audience, with millions gleefully embarking on the pair’s wild space-faring, alien-squishing adventures week after week.
The sixth season arrived in September, marking the beginning of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s new long-term deal with the network, with at least 70 more episodes on the way.
With Season 6 over, fans are wondering: When will Rick and Morty Season 7 arrive, and what’s it going to be about? Here’s everything we know.
- Rick and Morty Season 7 release date
- Rick and Morty Season 7 cast
- Rick and Morty Season 7 plot
- Rick and Morty Season 7 trailers
Rick and Morty Season 7 release date
Rick and Morty Season 7 is set to premiere on Sunday, October 15, 2023.
Each new season of Rick and Morty tends to arrive a year after the finale of the previous batch of episodes. For example, Season 5 debuted in June 2021, while the sixth arrived in the next year’s September.
In an interview with The Wrap, co-creator Dan Harmon revealed they plan to release new seasons of Rick and Morty every year, possibly even “forever.”
“This is the strangest thing I’ve ever said about the show and it still feels unreal to say it, but we’ll be doing a season a year now,” he said.
“I still don’t understand how that’s possible. But that’s why it never happened on my watch. [Showrunner] Scott [Marder] is able to keep us on a schedule that mostly involves being so ahead of schedule that we can actually release things in a timely manner.”
Rick and Morty Season 7 cast: Who’s in it?
While Rick and Morty Season 7 is bound to feature a roster of guest stars in its cast, we can expect the following stars to return:
- Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith
- Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith
- Sarah Chalke as Beth Smith and Space Beth
As for who will be voicing the two main characters, Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, a new voice actor will be taking over after co-creator Justin Roiland was arrested on a count of felony domestic assault dating back to 2020. Although the charges were dropped, Adult Swim ultimately decided to cut ties with Roiland.
Rick and Morty creators have seemingly found their replacement, however, as confirmed at their San Diego Comic-Con panel. Recasting reportedly went well, but they didn’t wish to overshadow all of the work already done on Season 7 prior to issues caused by Roiland. The staff also promised that Rick and Morty’s characters wouldn’t be going through any dramatic changes as a result of the recasting.
Roiland’s replacements are being kept secret until the premiere of Season 7. “We want the show to speak for itself. We believe in the strength of the season and our new voices,” said an Adult Swim insider. “We want to preserve the viewing experience for fans.”
Speaking to Slash Film, Chalke said she’d already recorded the first two episodes from the next season. “Yeah, I can’t remember which ones, but yeah, I’ve recorded at least a couple, I think. Yeah. And they were also talking about how I think they’re about to start breaking stories for Season 9,” Parnell added.
In another interview with Comic Book, Grammer spoke about her commitment to remaining in the show for years to come. “What’s lovely about these characters is they live within this family dynamic, and there’s always different facets of them that we can find,” she said.
“It’s been really enthralling and riveting to experience the transition of a character who started off pretty two-dimensionally and have it grow and change into a very three-dimensional character with a lot of different story and levels and facets to her.
“That’s really something that has also changed in media in general. It’s nice to be a part of that over these last 10-11 years.”
Rick and Morty Season 7 plot: What is it about?
There aren’t any official plot details for Rick and Morty Season 7 – however, we’ve had a few teases.
In an interview with Inverse, showrunner Scott Marder said the second half of Season 6 kicked off the next part of a “larger story”, and he’s already working on Seasons 8 and 9.
“I am on 8, and 9 we’ll be starting top of next year. So we’re getting ahead and it’s awesome, really exciting. We’re overlapping like two or three seasons in the records so from our perspective, it’s a real kaleidoscope,” he told Newsweek.
What’s more, the new teaser trailer suggests we may be getting some kind of Rick origin story. Speaking of which…
Is there a Rick and Morty Season 7 trailer?
Rick and Morty has dropped a teaser and full-length trailer for its upcoming Season 7. You can watch both below:
The following trailer features the voice actors replacing Roiland in Season 7:
That’s everything we know about Rick and Morty Season 7! We’ll update this article upon further announcements, and in the meantime, you can check out our other TV hubs below:
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