Adult Swim has given another new look at the highly anticipated seventh season of Rick and Morty by releasing the opening credits for the new season ahead of the show's October 15 premiere. Check it out below.
In traditional fashion, Rick and Morty are on the run in the opening credits before things get weird. Both Beth and Jerry have been hitting the weights it seems and the opening credits also tease a zombie invasion before delivering even more strangeness.
The upcoming season, which has previously teased a Rick Prime vs Rick showdown and Gearhead's return, will premiere on October 15 at 11PM est/pst.
The seventh season of Rick and Morty will be the first time co-creator Justin Roiland isn't actively participating. And the creative team has previously stated that they are eager to demonstrate to fans of the show that they are capable of creating something that not only equals but also tops prior seasons.
Roiland was fired from the show after being accused of domestic violence, but he recently had the accusations dismissed when prosecutors decided there wasn't enough evidence to proceed with a prosecution.
Roiland's vocal supporters want him to be returned to his previous position, but the domestic abuse scandal led to more abuse allegations against Roiland, many of which were based on workplace mistreatment and abuse of power.
Still, fans of Rick and Morty and Roiland, believe he is merely a victim of cancel culture.
In a press release, Adult Swim President Michael Ouweleen praised the Rick and Morty creative team for continuing on without Roiland, stating, "It’s happening thanks to the talent of the entire show team, we can all enjoy 10 new episodes that yet again raise the bar for comedy and animation. This season proves that the geniuses at work on Rick and Morty are just getting started."
Hulu also dropped Roiland from Solar Opposites, another show he co-created. Roiland was also replaced as a voice actor on that show by Dan Stevens and the general consensus has been that most fans got used to Stevens after a single episode.
We'll have to wait until October 15 to find out if the same thing occurs with Rick and Morty.
Rick and Morty is the Emmy award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.