1:09pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Rick and Morty': Dan Harmon's Adult Swim Series Bows Online (Video)
Adult Swim is offering an early sampling for Dan Harmon's new animated series Rick and Morty.
Days before its Monday premiere, the cabler has released the entire pilot episode early -- offering viewers to get an early look at the 10-episode series.
The comedy was co-created by Harmon and Adventure Time's Justin Roiland and follows a brilliant inventor (Rick), his dim grandson (Morty) and the adventures they share. The series bows Monday, Dec. 2, on Cartoon Network's late-night block.
The series features a voice cast including Sarah Chalke, Spencer Grammer, Harmon, Brandon Johnson, Chris Parnell (Morty's dad), Ryan Ridley, Roiland (who voices both title characters) and Kari Wahlgren and features the trademark elements that helped make Harmon's Community a cult favorite. Rick is a boozing, aggressive and outspoken grandfather, while Morty is the timid grandson reluctantly dragged along as his partner in crime. Think Back to the Future only if Doc was an alcoholic and Marty was a backbone-less teenager just discovering puberty.
"We're hoping this is like The Simpsons of Adult Swim," Roiland said in July at Comic-Con, noting that the series is a grounded family comedy mixed with a mad genius scientist. "We try to hit as many sci-fi movie types throughout the course of the season."
Watch the pilot episode, below, and hit the comments with your thoughts on the series. Will you watch?