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‘Rick and Morty’ Duo Lands 2-Season Order for ‘Solar Opposites’ at Hulu

Hulu is getting into business with two of the minds behind Rick and Morty.

The Hollywood Reporter announces that the streaming service has given a two-season, 16-episode order to Solar Opposites, an animated series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and one of that show’s writers and executive producers, Mike McMahan.

Solar Opposites follows a family of aliens “from a better world” who take refuge in middle America. Roiland will also voice two of the characters; Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) and comedian Mary Mack are also in the cast.

The series comes from 20th Century Fox TV and will be Hulu’s first animated show from the studio. It is slated to premiere in 2020.

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Roiland and McMahan will have to split their time between Solar Opposites and Rick and Morty, the breakout Adult Swim hit that earned a huge 70-episode renewal in May. The pickup will likely keep R&M on well into the 2020s at its current output of 10 or 11 episodes per season.

Hulu is the streaming home for Rick and Morty along with other adult animated shows, including Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and South Park.

The order for Solar Opposites comes as Hulu continues to expand its slate of originals. The streamer recently picked up a second season of the Stephen King-inspired Castle RockOther projects either ordered to series or in development include the comedy Shrill, starring Aidy Bryant; the George Clooney-produced limited series Catch-22; a series based on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles novels; and a Veronica Mars revival.

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