After a tumultuous journey, Rick and Morty Season 7 has officially wrapped up its ten-episode run on Adult Swim, leaving fans eagerly awaiting its streaming debut. The latest season faced unforeseen challenges during production, with the departure of former star Justin Roiland. However, the new voice actors, Harry Beldon and Ian Cardoni, have stepped up to the plate, offering fans a fresh take on the beloved characters.
The animated series, known for its irreverent humor and mind-bending adventures, premiered on Adult Swim on October 15 and concluded its latest season on December 17. Adult Swim wasted no time in revealing the streaming release date for Rick and Morty Season 7, set to hit Max on January 22, 2024. This eagerly anticipated arrival will mark the addition of the latest season to the existing library of the show on the streaming platform.
Rick and Morty Season 7 had a particularly challenging production process, marked by controversy and changes in the cast. The departure of Justin Roiland in January, following assault and battery allegations, prompted the show’s production team to embark on a quest for new voice actors for the titular characters. Ultimately, the roles were entrusted to Beldon and Cardoni, chosen for their ability to capture the essence of Roiland’s distinctive voice.
Creator Dan Harmon voiced his approval of the new cast, commending their faithful interpretation of the characters. Fans, too, expressed their appreciation for Beldon and Cardoni’s performances, praising their seamless integration into the Rick and Morty universe. Despite initial skepticism, the duo successfully navigated the challenge of filling Roiland’s shoes, earning applause for their efforts.
However, not all changes were universally embraced. Devoted viewers were quick to notice subtle discrepancies, such as Rick’s uncharacteristic lack of burping in Season 7 and a perceived reduction in the show’s trademark improvisation compared to previous seasons. The introduction of a new voice actor for the iconic character Mr. Poopybutthole, portrayed by Jon Allen, also stirred mixed reactions, with some finding the rendition less appealing than Roiland’s take on the character.
The season’s ten episodes, while occasionally inconsistent, received predominantly positive reviews. Rick and Morty Season 7 continued the series’ tradition of experimenting with diverse episode structures and maintaining a chaotic energy that has become a trademark of the show. Despite the changes in the cast, the essence of Rick and Morty remained intact, captivating audiences with its unique blend of humor, science fiction, and social commentary.
As the curtain falls on Season 7, the anticipation for the streaming release on Max grows. Fans who may have missed the series during its broadcast on Adult Swim or those eager to revisit the latest escapades of Rick and Morty will soon have the opportunity to binge-watch the entire season from the comfort of their favorite streaming device.
With just a month remaining until the streaming release date, viewers can mark January 22, 2024, on their calendars. Rick and Morty Season 7’s journey from the small screen to streaming platforms promises to bring laughter, absurdity, and a renewed appreciation for the show’s ability to evolve while maintaining its distinct charm.