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

It’s time to get schwifty once again. Adult Swim’s highly awaited Rick and Morty Season 7 premiered on October 15, 2023 in the US and on Australian Netflix on October 16, 2023, delivering 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 installment imminent, this guide to the Rick and Morty season 7 cast, release date, plot and trailer will provide everything you need to know.

Rick and Morty Season 7 Release Date

Confirmed by Adult Swim, the official Rick and Morty Season 7 release date is 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 initially confirmed the release date in September 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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Rick and Morty Season 7 Cast

At long last Adult Swim officially revealed the voice actors who are replacing lead Justin Roiland for Rick and Morty Season 7. According to the opening credits for the Season 7 premiere, actor Ian Cardoni is the new voice of Rick Sanchez, while Harry Belden is set to play Morty Smith. Importantly, this credit also omitted the “Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon” title that regularly features at the start of each episode.

The incoming Cardoni, a seasoned voice actor, has previously held roles as a narrator for WrestleMania but this would certainly be a step up. Similarly, Belden is best known for his work on the holiday special Christmas…Again?! and Chicago Med, with the Adult Swim phenomenon marking a significant career highlight.

The new Rick and Morty Season 7 cast member reveal comes amid a torrid wave of controversy for the beloved animated series. While the familiar voices of Sarah Chalke, Spencer Grammer, and Chris Parnell will continue to breathe life into their beloved characters Beth, Summer, and Jerry, the titular characters were shrouded in mystery 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 and then recording with the new voice actors, but until now Adult Swim has been reluctant to spill the beans on who they were. During an interview with The Wrap, series co-creator Dan Harmon revealed that they were 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 slated was the new voice actors behind the titular characters. Ouweleen said, “This season proves that the geniuses at work on Rick and Morty are just getting started.” 

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

  • Ian Cardoni as Rick Sanchez
  • Harry Belden as Morty Smith
  • Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith
  • Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith
  • Sarah Chalke as Beth Smith and Space Beth

Related: Netflix unveils Carol & The End Of The World cartoon crafted by Rick and Morty mastermind

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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 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 (scroll to the end) called Rick v. Rick Prime when announcing the release date, which hints 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 7. 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?

With creator and lead voice actor Justin Roiland removed from the series, Ian Cardoni joins ‘Rick and Morty’ as the new voice of Rick Sanchez, while Harry Belden is the new Morty Smith. Alongside the newcomers, familiar favourites Chris Parnell as Jerry Smith, Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith, and Sarah Chalke as both Beth Smith and Space Beth will return in Rick and Morty Season 7.

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.