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Rick and Morty Season 7: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer and More

It’s time to get schwifty once again. Adult Swim’s highly awaited Rick and Morty Season 7 is premiering on October 15, 2023 in the US and on Australian Netflix on October 16, 2023, promising more sci-fi absurdity and some good old-fashioned family dysfunction. After a breather since the wrap of Season 6, there’s been a whirlwind of drama outside the Rick and Morty universe. With the new instalment of ‘Rick and Morty‘ upcoming, this guide to the Season 7 cast, release date and plot will provide everything you need to know.

Rick and Morty Season 7 Release Date

According to Adult Swim, ‘Rick and Morty‘ Season 7 is gearing up for its premiere on October 15, 2023 in the US and on Australian Netflix on October 16, 2023. With a thrilling lineup of 10 brand-new episodes, Adult Swim confirmed the release date alongside a cryptic message on the first season poster, which reads, “We ride together. We die together. We’re buried in the backyard together.”

During the new season announcement, Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, stated, 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.”

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Image: Adult Swim

Rick and Morty Season 7 Cast

Just like clockwork, Rick and Morty Season 7 will bring back the familiar voices of Sarah Chalke, Spencer Grammer, and Chris Parnell to breathe life into their beloved characters Beth, Summer, and Jerry. However, the burning question on everyone’s lips is who will step into the roles of the titular characters following Justin Roiland’s departure.

The TV series‘ co-creator Justin Roiland faced legal trouble in May 2020, including domestic battery and false imprisonment charges, along with sexual assault allegations. As a result, Roiland was removed from the show, and Adult Swim even announced they would be bringing in soundalike voice actors to replace his characters.

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Voice Replacements

The show has wrapped up the final stages of recasting the new voice actors, but Adult Swim hasn’t spilled the beans on who they are just yet. During an interview with The Wrap, series co-creator Dan Harmon revealed that they’re planning to drop new seasons of Rick and Morty every year, and he even threw in the notion of doing it “forever.”

Harmon remarked, “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. 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.” 

Despite Roiland’s departure, Season 7 seems to retain the series’ high quality, with Adult Swim president Michael Ouweleen assuring fans that the only major change you can expect is new voices for the titular characters. Ouweleen said, “This season proves that the geniuses at work on ‘Rick and Morty’ are just getting started.” 

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While the network has been tight-lipped about the new voice actors so far, an official announcement seems imminent. After all, Adult Swim can’t hold back a trailer forever, so it’s safe to assume that the mystery won’t remain unsolved for much longer. 

Here’s a quick rundown of the currently known Rick and Morty cast for Season 7:

  • TBD as Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith
  • Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith
  • Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith
  • Sarah Chalke as Beth Smith and Space Beth
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Rick and Morty Season 7 Plot

Adult Swim has kept a tight lid on Season 7’s plot and storyline details. However, in typical Rick and Morty fashion, the network did offer fans a taste of what to expect in the upcoming season through a cheeky press release: “Rick and Morty are back and sounding more like themselves than ever! It’s season seven, and the possibilities are endless: What’s up with Jerry? EVIL Summer?! And will they ever go back to the high school?! Maybe not! But let’s find out! There’s probably less piss than last season. ‘Rick and Morty,’ 100 years! Or at least until season 10!”

While nothing’s set in stone, it looks like Rick and Morty Season 7 is probably going to focus on Rick’s quest to find Rick Prime. Recently enough, Adult Swim dropped a teaser (see below) called Rick v. Rick Prime when they announced the release date, hinting at this storyline.

Just to clarify, Rick Prime is not the same as Evil Rick from Season 1, who turned out to be controlled by Evil Morty. Rick Prime is an alternate version of Rick who’s the one responsible for the tragedy in Rick’s life involving his wife and daughter.

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What Will Season 7 of Rick and Morty Be About?

In the closing moments of the Season 6 finale, named ‘Rickitional Mortpoon’s Rickmas Mortcation’, Rick gave us a glimpse of what’s on the horizon in one of his classic rants to Morty, saying, “Rick and Morty season seven. Hunting my nemesis. Maybe trying to stay healthy while doing it, juggling plates – not every episode, Morty, it could be all happening in the background. Who knows?” Even Rick isn’t sure how long it’ll take for him to finally track down Rick Prime, and in the final scenes of season 6, he tells Morty, “It’s gonna take over your life, Morty!”

It’s likely that Rick Prime might remain a prominent character for upcoming seasons, which could consequently pave the way for fresh revelations. As for what else could be in store, well, you can expect to see some new and old characters pop up as well as additional connections and a more interconnected storyline.

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Where to Watch Rick and Morty

Looking to dive back into the wild world of Rick and Morty before Season 7 lands, or just need a sci-fi fix? Look no further, as Netflix Australia has you covered with all the seasons of Rick and Morty ready for a binge-watch.

Rick and Morty Season 7 Official Trailer

The official trailer for Rick and Morty Season 7 has dropped and Adult Swim is still not ready to spill the beans on the new voices replacing Justin Roiland, the series’ co-creator and the original voice actor for the titular pair. Despite Rolaind’s departure, Adult Swim seems pretty confident that the only change you can expect is the new voices for the main characters and that “‘Rick and Morty’ is just getting started.”

Rick and Morty Season 7 FAQs

What is the Rick and Morty Season 7 release date?

You’ll be able to dive into all the interdimensional mayhem of Rick and Morty Season 7 when it premieres in Australia on October 16.

Who joins the Rick and Morty Season 7 cast?

While the complete lineup is still under wraps, you can expect to see the return of familiar favorites in Rick and Morty Season 7, including Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith, Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith, and Sarah Chalke as both Beth Smith and Space Beth. As for the voices of Rick and Morty, Adult Swim hasn’t made any voice-casting announcements yet.

How many episodes will Rick and Morty Season 7 have?

Rick and Morty Season 7 is keeping the tradition alive with a total of 10 brand-new episodes, delivering the sci-fi hilarity we all love. Although, Adult Swim has yet to reveal the episode names for this season.

Is there a trailer for Rick and Morty Season 7?

Sorta. While it’s not a full-fledged official trailer, Adult Swim has treated fans to a sneak peek with a cryptic teaser titled “Rick v. Rick Prime: Music Video” for Rick and Morty Season 7. You can check the clip out below.

Shubhendu Vatsa

Shubhendu Vatsa

Shubhendu Vatsa is an experienced reporter specialising in video game, eSports and technology coverage. A BTech IT graduate, Shubhendu has previously written for entertainment-based publications such as GiveMeSport, Touch, Tap, Play, Attack of the Fanboy, EssentiallySports, Twinfinite and The Load Out.