It’s been months since Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland was removed from the show, and though we have been getting previews over the past few months, we have yet to get a sample of the new voices of the titular pair.
Now Adult Swim has dropped the trailer, and we have our replacements for Roiland, and they sound pretty solid. Watch this:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show has actually cast two new voice actors for the roles of Rick and Morty—as compared to having only one actor voice both. The studio is actually going to keep the identity of the voice actors under wraps until the premiere as well. An Adult Swim insider explained:
“We want the show to speak for itself… We believe in the strength of the season and our new voices and we want to preserve the viewing experience for fans.”
As far as fan reactions go, they say that they got pretty good sound-alikes for both Rick and Morty. Though Morty sounds almost identical (he’s a bit more high-pitched than Roiland’s original version), Rick’s voice really starts to sound different when he starts to scream.
It’s probably going to take an adjustment period for the fans, but so far everyone is onboard with he recasting and nobody has been clamoring to bring Roiland back.
Hopefully Season 7 manages to keep that signature Rick and Morty brand of adventures without Roiland onboard. Rick and Morty Season 7 premieres on Oct. 15 on Adult Swim and Max.