‘Rick and Morty‘ is an adult American animated science fiction show that airs on Adult Swim, which is Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block. The series first premiered on December 2, 2013 and has since been one of the most watched shows on TV. It has Williams Street, Harmonious Claptrap, Justin Roiland’s Solo Vanity Card Productions!, Starburns Industries, Rick and Morty, LLC. as the companies backing the project, while J. Michael Mendel and Kenny Micka are the producers.
The show is centered around the adventures, or should we rather say misadventures of Rick Sanchez, a cynical and slightly mad scientist, and Morty Smith, his fretful, but well-natured and good-hearted grandson. For those unaware, the origin of the series actually came from a parody of the iconic science fiction movie ‘Back to the Future‘. The parody was titled ‘The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti’ and was created by Roiland for a short film festival that was co-founded by Harmon. However, when approached by Adult Swim, they decided to build on this idea and came up with the show as we know it today, with its creativity, humor, and originality.
Needless to say, the series is extremely famous and has an ever-growing fan base, especially among viewers who enjoy shows like ‘South Park‘ and ‘BoJack Horseman‘. Due to the topics that it handles through humor, critics too have been very receptive of the series, praising it for the way it puts forward its humor, and for the animation style as well. Although it can sometimes be coarse and a little esoteric, it works due to its originality, showing grandparenting at its most unhinged.
Rick and Morty Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Rick and Morty’ includes the family members of the Smith household. The family consists of Jerry and Beth, who are voiced by Chris Parnell of ‘Saturday Night Live’ fame, and Sarah Chalke of ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ fame. Rick Sanchez is, of course, the eccentric grandfather, and Beth’s dad, while the children in the family are Summer and Morty Smith. Summer’s character is voiced by Spencer Grammer, while Roiland himself lends his voice to the two main characters, vis-a-vis, Rick and Morty.
In the upcoming season, we fully expect the complete main cast to return, and perhaps a few other guest and recurring characters will be added to the list, who are bound to make the adventures, that Rick and Morty embark on together, more exciting.
Rick and Morty Plot: What is it about?
The premise of ‘Rick and Morty’ is simple. It is about a family that is supposedly located outside of Seattle, Washington. Rick is a mad scientist and loves to take his 14-year-old grandson on adventures. These adventures, however, are of a fantastical nature and take place across several realities and we see our favorite duo traveling to different planets and dimensions as they fly through portals in Rick’s car. Notably, since there are different realities in the show, it makes use of the fact that there are different versions of these characters in the multiverse.