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Solar Opposites Season 3 - What We Know So Far

"Solar Opposites," the wildly successful adult animated comedy on Hulu, is coming back for a third season relatively soon. The plot follows the kooky antics of a family of aliens who crash-land on planet Earth after their homeworld is destroyed — but this ain't no wholesome, Clark Kent/Superman story. As a matter of fact, this show is the brainchild of "Rick and Morty" creator Justin Roiland and proud Star Trek nerd Mike McMahan.

While it was announced just a few days ago that the show is already greenlit for a Season 4, fans are obviously more preoccupied with what's coming up next. After all, this isn't Firefly — nobody's going to be airing seasons or episodes out of order (at least, not that we know of). Looper has the scoop on the when, where, what, and who of 'Solar Opposites' Season 3. If you're a fan of the show, get ready to mark your calendar!

What is the Solar Opposites Season 3 release date?

If the show's previous production schedule is a reliable frame of reference, fans of "Solar Opposites" should expect Season 3 to premiere sometime between late January or early February 2022. Season 1 premiered in early May 2020 while Season 2 dropped on March 26, 2021. If Season 3 production goes off without a hitch, fans can binge an all-new series of Shlorpian adventures during that awkward lull between New Years and Valentine's day.

Of course, there are some factors that could throw off this timeline. Season 3 is going to be longer, with 12 episodes instead of the previous 8-episode roadmap that Seasons 1 and 2 followed. Furthermore, it's difficult to predict whether or not rumored COVID flare-ups will slow down production in the future. Regardless, whenever Season 3 is available for fans' viewing pleasure, you can watch it on Hulu.

Oh, and we almost forgot to mention: fans will also be treated to a super-not-so-secret Christmas bonus episode between now and the premiere of Season 3. It's already been confirmed by Roiland and McMahan, despite the fact that most fans "still don't believe" them, the creators lamented in a recent interview with Inverse.

Who is returning for Solar Opposites Season 3

There is no drama going on behind the scenes of this beloved comedy — as far as we can tell, anyway. So far, there aren't any whispers or murmurings of major casting shakeups circulating around the rumor mill. So it's safe to assume that anyone who hasn't died in the previous two seasons will likely be returning for Seasons 3 and beyond.

Justin Roiland (Korvo), Thomas Middleditch (Terry), Sean Giambrone (Yumyulack), Mary Mack (Jesse), and Sagan McMahan (The Pupa) will all likely be returning, continuing their roles as the alien plant-creatures fans know and love. The denizens of the Wall will also be coming back, picking up where Tim (Andy Daly), Cherie (Christina Hendricks), and Halk (Sterling K. Brown) all left off. It's unclear whether or not Ringo (Alfred Molina) will be coming back, given his heroic sacrifice in the penultimate episode of Season 2. Naturally, Aisha (Tiffany Haddish), Mrs. Frankie (Kari Wahlgren), and Principal Cooke (Rob Schrab) will likely all be coming back as well.

What will the Solar Opposites Season 3 plot be about?

That's an excellent question. After all, season two seemed to wrap everything up in a nice, neat little bow with the family being reborn as trees and smack-talking their neighbors. Where could they possibly go from there? Well, the show creators recently sat down for an interview with SyFyWire to answer that exact question.

"There's some stuff in Season 3 that's really f***ing insane," Roiland said during the interview while promising that they will continue pushing the boundaries of what they are (and aren't) allowed to do on TV. McMahan added that the extra-long season gave them the perfect chance to "[get] even weirder" with the show's shenanigans. And what about Cherie and Halk, vowing revenge against Tim, with baby Pezlie in tow? It's safe to say that they'll be exploring that storyline in full force, given how much the show creators are enamored with the show-within-a-show that is the Wall (SyFyWire).

Look for 'Solar Opposites' to return exclusively to Hulu in early 2022.