Hulu continues to beef up its adult animation slate in the big streaming toon race with the news that the service has placed a two season, 16-episode order for Solar Opposites — a comedy concept about space aliens living in middle America. The project comes from Rick and Morty co-creator & exec producer Justin Roiland, and exec producer Mike McMahan; 20th Century Fox TV is producing.
Slated to debut in 2020, Solar Opposites centers on a family of extraterrestrials from a better world who take refuge in the American heartland — and disagree about whether this is awful or awesome. Roiland and McMahan are co-creators/EPs, and Roiland is also one of the voice cast leads, playing “Terry” and “Korvo,” with Sean Giambrone (Big Hero 6 The Series, Clarence) as “Yumyulack” and Mary Mack (Golan the Insatiable) as “Jesse.”
Roiland and McMahan will continue to help Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon in delivering the Adult Swim favorite, which was recently re-upped for a whopping 70 episodes.
Hulu is the streaming home for Rick and Morty, as well as FOX TV faves Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers, and Comedy Central’s South Park. The platform also ordered two new seasons of ‘90s toon classic Animaniacs earlier this year.