The seventh season of the Emmy Award-winning animated series Rick And Morty premiered on Oct 16 to great fanfare. The highly-anticipated episode was the first without the involvement of series co-creator Justin Roiland who departed the show in January 2023, following allegations of domestic abuse and sexual harassment; the charges were dropped in March 2023 due to “insufficient evidence”.
Roiland voiced several characters in the show, including the titular Rick and Morty.
In the months leading up to the premiere of the seventh season, fans have been eagerly analysing every bit of teaser footage – trying to identify the new voice actors who would be replacing Roiland. On Oct 16, they finally got their answer during the episode which was titled How Poopy Got His Poop Back.
Ian Cardoni and Harry Belden are the new voice actors for Rick and Morty, respectively. Cardoni was a narrator for WWE’s WrestleMania while Belden made appearances in TV shows such as Chicago Med and Proven Innocent.
Speaking about the casting changes, producer Scott Marder told entertainment outlet The Hollywood Reporter: “The goal was always to try to preserve the viewing experience and give (viewers) the same show they’ve had every other season.”
Rick And Morty is available on HBO GO.