‘Solar Opposites’: Pushing Adult, Sci-Fi Animation Beyond the Subversive ‘Rick and Morty’

Rick and Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland first conceived of “Solar Opposites” as a live-action, family-friendly alien version of “The Odd Couple” for Fox.

But then it became animated and he partnered with “Rick and Morty” writer-producer Mike McMahan — and that’s when they went wild with comedy about a family of aliens forced to find a new home in middle America.It’s outrageously different from “Rick and Morty.” The aliens are obsessed with pop culture, but they’re unable to fit in with human society no matter how hard they try, creating destruction and disorder as a result of the unintended consequences of their wacky experiments.

Because the series landed on Hulu, they had the freedom to throw in lots of violence and some sex, too.

But the biggest difference was that they serialized the conflicts, which made it perfect for binge viewing.“The big thing for me was

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