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Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan have Solar Opposites planned for at least four seasons

May 18th, 2020 by Marc Comments

If, like us here at FTN, you loved Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan’s new sci-fi animated show, Solar Opposites, then not only were you not alone, but there’s almost definitely much, much more to come.

The series launched on May 8th and was almost instantly Hulu’s most watched title ever (with the majority of watchers binging it within two days)  and, on top of that, Roiland and McMahan have already several more seasons planned – and a second season written already.

In a new interview Mike McMahan had this to say: “We have stuff planned out for about three or four seasons on both sides. We have stuff that we know we want to do with the mission of the aliens on Earth and expanding our understanding of their relationship with The Pupa and meeting other aliens who are on similar missions and seeing how that’s going. We’re touching on a little bit of that in season two.”

In the series, there’s a little colony of people living in, well, a wall (you need to watch it) and on that storyline, McMahan says: “Not only did we have all of The Wall stuff for the entire first season planned out, but we’ve also got tentpole, structural things that we knew we wanted for The Wall in a second, third, and fourth season, if we got picked up that far. I love the first season Wall stuff, but where that story goes in the second season has some of my favorite episodes. It will be completely surprising.”

Roiland is keen to point out that, while they have a four season outline, the show could run much, much longer: “I believe we can keep it going for quite a bit longer. There’s a lot of stuff we can do with these characters. Having the door open to sci-fi stuff, having the door open to the high school stuff, Terry and Corvo and the shit that they’re up to, and of course The Wall.

“There are all kinds of cool ideas that are like The Wall that could become subplots. I really think this show has some significant legs, and it’s fun to make. Just in doing press we’ve come up with a handful of episodes where we’re like, ‘Okay, this would be for season three since we’ve filled up season two.’ They’re really fun ideas.”

Given the success of season one, it’s very likely we’ll get more adventures o for these aliens stranded on our little blue marble, and the guys have it ready to go: “It’s [Season2] eight episodes. Writing is wrapped. It’s moving along pretty quick. I don’t know when we’ll find out if we’re doing more, but I love the show, so I hope we get to do more.”

If you’re a Rick & Morty fan you’re going to have fun with this series, but don’t just lump it in as a sequel or spin-off from it as Solar Opposites is a unique and very different series… it just has similar tastes and looks like it is all the same universe.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….