SDCC 2019: Justin Roiland reveals first look of 'Solar Opposites', announces guest stars for new animated series
Prepare to meet a family that is truly out of this world! ‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Justin Roiland has introduced audiences to his new show ‘Solar Opposites’ at a panel held during San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
The upcoming American adult animated comedy web television series created by Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, which has already been confirmed for two seasons, is set to premiere in 2020 on Hulu.
‘Solar Opposites’ tells the story of a family of extraterrestrials who take refuge on Earth and are bewildered by our strange, alien customs. The 20th Century FOX series stars Roiland as Korvo, Sean Giambrone as Yumyulack, Thomas Middleditch as Terry, and Mary Mack as Jesse.
People who attended the panel were treated to a partially-complete version of the opening credits narrated in classic rambling Roiland style. The black-and-white animatic opening credits reportedly featured the main character, voiced by Roiland, declaring in no mild terms that he hates Earth and that he would kill himself one of these days.
The panel also featured a post-preview discussion by Roiland who was joined by producers McMahan and Josh Bycel. Voice actors Mack and Giambrone were also part of the panel.
According to reports, Roiland revealed that the aliens of the show were trapped on Earth after their escape pod crashed on our planet. While some of them miss their futuristic home planet, the rest love their new home and are eager to learn more about it.
The aliens are all genderless and reproduce by cutting off a body part and burying it in their homeland's soil. One of these plant-based beings decides that she's a girl and takes the human name Jesse and decides to immerse herself in the local culture. All eight episodes have already been recorded, according to the creators, and at least a few of them involve killing Nazis.
Another animatic clip screened during the panel shows two of the aliens getting hooked on ‘Frazier’ and meeting the stars of the show at the local mall. Not being particularly informed on Earth's culture, they think everything is real with one character even going so far as to declare “If Frasier isn’t real, I will kill myself”.
Of course, once they find out that TV shows aren’t as real as they thought, the aliens decide to use their technology to bring their favorite character to life, leading to hilarity.
Christina Hendricks, Alan Tudyk, Andy Daly, and Tiffany Haddish (who plays a ship's AI) were confirmed as guest stars for the show. When asked if Mickey Mouse might appear on the show, Roiland responded saying “Absolutely”, though we’re still not sure if that’s a joke or not.
‘Solar Opposites’ will land on Hulu in the beginning of 2020.