Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty is a show that doesn’t play by the rules of our boring dimension. The problems that its characters face tend be on such a grand and cosmic scale that it’s not a big deal if some alternate realities get destroyed or if possibly benign alien creatures get chained up in the basement. Justin Roiland, the show’s co-creator, evidently works on a similar level, because last night he tweeted a bunch of pictures and information about a new show he’s working on with Rick And Morty writer Mike McMahan, and apparently he wasn’t supposed to do that.
The show is titled Solar Opposites, and Roiland and McMahan are developing it with 20th Century Fox. Based on all of the stuff Roiland tweeted, it sounds like a fish-out-of-water-style comedy about a family (?) of aliens who crash land on Earth when their planet is destroyed. One of the aliens is named Terry, and it sounds like human girls love him even though he’s “the messy irresponsible one.” (“TV trope!” Roiland adds.)
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) September 12, 2015
As he was tweeting all of that, McMahan found out and told Roiland to stop, prompting Roiland to respond with a gracious “FUCK YOU.”
The whole saga is pretty funny—even if it was all orchestrated for our amusement (the fact that Roiland’s tweets of the art weren’t deleted seems a bit telling)—so we should keep an eye out for Solar Opposites to maybe become a real show in the future.