Rick and Morty Season 7 will be the first without Justin Roiland, and following significant changes happening behind the scenes, a producer connected to the Adult Swim comedy has indicated the next leg of the show may be “even better” than that which came before.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times (thanks to a story from ComicBook), executive producer Steve Levy discussed the high points of Rick and Morty Season 6, lauding the stunningly creepy “Night Family” episode, and acknowledged the low points, namely, Justin Roiland’s exit from the series after charges of domestic violence were bought against him earlier this year.
“We had a rug pulled from underneath us,” Levy said, adding the “only people we could lean on were each other. It would have been very easy to just say, ‘I’m done and I don’t want to do anything with this show anymore.’ But our crew said, ‘No, we’re not going to let one person drag down all of our hard work,’”
“This show is created by this team — this family of incredibly hardworking people, and we are going to push through and show the world that we aren’t going to miss a beat.” Levy continued.
As for what we can expect next from Rick and Morty, Levy had nothing but praise for the team. “The work that we’re doing across the board has only gotten better,” Levy said. “When the new season comes out, we’ll focus on how amazing it all turned out. We hope the fans will realize that this is the same old show, maybe even better!”
Rick and Morty Seasons 1-6 are available on Netflix in the UK.