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Solar Opposites Season 2 - What We Know So Far

If you're the head of a streaming platform (congrats!) and are looking to stream an animated series that will hit with both critics and audiences, it couldn't hurt to acquire any show Justin Roiland is working on. Roiland, alongside Community creator Dan Harmon, co-created Adult Swim's Rick and Morty which, since its premiere in 2013, has received massive acclaim from both critics and audiences alike. He also voices both lead characters, so you know the dude's creative contributions are substantial to say the least.

Now, Roiland has added another animated show to his résumé with a similar sci-fi-meets-sitcom premise called Solar Opposites, which he also writes with the help of Rick And Morty staff scribe Mike McMahan. Unlike Rick and Morty, which focuses on Morty and his mad scientist grandfather, Rick, exploring the universe, Solar Opposites centers around an alien family living on Earth after escaping their recently destroyed home planet of Shlorp.

The first season of Solar Opposites premiered on Hulu in 2020 and similarly received a more than positive response from critics and audiences, according to Rotten Tomatoes. So now fans are wondering: When does season 2 start and what will it be about? Here's everything we know so far.

What is the release date for Solar Opposites season 2?

Good news, everybody! The second season of Solar Opposites is set to premiere on March 26, 2021 on Hulu, according to a tweet from the show's official account in January.

The second season was never really in question. Before the show's season 1 premiere, Hulu had already ordered two seasons, with eight episodes in each. That's not all we're getting, either, but more on that below. Originally, the series was set to air on Fox, but the network turned down the show because, according to McMahan, "It was insanely weird and fun and awesome, and it didn't fit in with what they were doing" (via Deadline). Shots fired.

Hulu's investment has certainly paid off, as the animated series was the "most watched Hulu Original comedy premiere," according to a Hulu press release. The Disney-owned streamer also noted that "more than 40% of viewers who started the series binged all 8 episodes within 2 days of launching." Considering this feat, Hulu expectantly confirmed it would be renewing the show for a season 3 as well.

Who will be in the cast of Solar Opposites season 2?

It's safe to say the lead characters in the second season of Solar Opposites will all be voiced by the same actors from season 1. Justin Roiland will continue to voice Korvo (short for Korvotron), the alien scientist who admittedly hates Earth, and at one point tries to become the world's greatest magician. Thomas Middleditch will return to play Terry, Korvo's assigned evacuation partner who loves having fun and wearing shirts that show off his obsession with pop culture (like "It's a trap" and "Butterbeer Inspector"). Sean Giambrone and Mary Mack, who voice Yumyulack and Mary Mack, the child-like replicants of Korvo and Terry, are also set to return.  

Season 1 was filled with big name guest stars like Alfred Molina as The Duke, Tiffany Haddish as Computer, Christina Hendricks as Cherie, and Andrew Daly as Tim. It is unconfirmed what new guest stars will be appearing in the second season, but considering many of the first season's voices have also appeared as guest characters in Rick and Morty, checking out some previous Rick and Morty guest stars might be a good idea. 

What will Solar Opposites season 2 be about?

It's unclear exactly what the plot of season two is as of now. All fans really have to go off of is a teaser from Hulu's YouTube page, which shows Korvo prepping his repaired spaceship to leave Earth. "The ship is totally repaired," he says as he and his Shlorpion family prepare to finally leave the planet. As they fly up and Korvo tells the Earthlings to "enjoy the melting ice caps," the ship malfunctions and sends them right back down to Earth, trapped again.

What we do know is that in the season 1 finale, the Pupa, the computer that resembles a cute slug who stores the history of their home planet Shlorp within its DNA, ominously turns purple. Yumyulack has also shrunken multiple people and put them inside The Wall. The people inside The Wall have formed their own society, which was at issue in a fan-favorite episode entitled "Terry and Korvo Steal a Bear" that Screen Rant described as the least funny and best episode of the season. We can likely expect some kind of return to The Wall.

Other than that, not much is known. Fans will have to wait for the premiere, which fortunately isn't too far off.