Few modern animated programs have received such a devoted following as Adult Swim’s wildly imaginative Rick and Morty, which centers on the intergalactic and inter-dimensional exploits of the titular grandfather and grandson, both voiced by co-creator Justin Roiland. So, its not exactly surprising that the series, which Roiland created alongside Community mastermind Dan Harmon, has received a renewal for Season 3, which will presumably debut sometime next year. This is especially good news considering that the series is currently only three episodes into Rick and Morty Season 2, having just premiered one of their best episodes yet, “Auto Erotic Assimilation,” involving Rick’s relationship with a society assimilating being called Unity and featuring Patton Oswalt as Unity’s borg-like current boyfriend.
Oswalt is by no means the only primo guest star that Rick and Morty has scored thus far. The main vocal cast also includes the inimitable Chris Parnell, Scrubs star Sarah Chalke, and Spencer Grammar, all of whom have wielded sharp comic timing and unique delivery in every episode thus far; SpongeBob Squarepants himself Tom Kenny has also voiced several characters. On top of that, brilliant comic minds including John Oliver, David Cross, Alfred Molina, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Paul F. Tompkins, and Christina Hendricks, who voiced Unity last week, have all enjoyed time lending their voices to Harmon and Roiland’s creations. Lord only knows who will be showing up later on into Season 2, or who will be lining up for Season 3. Wait…I just realized that by acknowledging any kind of lord would cause Rick to send me into a parallel dimension where trees eat people. Crap.
For a list of other recent renewals and cancellations, check out Allison’s handy-dandy listing right here.