Tracy Morgan has been cast in the final season of ‘Squidbillies’ as Early Cuyler
Morgan takes over the role that was previously held by Stuart D. Baker.
Tracy Morgan, an actor and comedian, will play Early Cuyler in the final season of Adult Swim’s Squidbillies. Morgan will take over for former Squidbillies voice actor Stuart D. Baker, who was fired from the show in August 2020 for “extremely offensive and derogatory social media posts” directed at Dolly Parton and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Along with the announcement of Morgan’s replacement, Adult Swim also released “audition footage” featuring the vocal talents of George Lowe (Space Ghost), Spencer Grammer (Summer of Rick and Morty), Steve Blum (T.O.M. of Toonami), and even Squidbillies co-creator and Aqua Teen Hunger Force star, Dave Willis. Morgan ends the audition trailer by mistakenly introducing himself as the new voice of Superman before correcting himself before the tape cuts out.
Squidbillies premiered in 2005 and is centred on the Cuyler family, a poor family of anthropomorphic hillbilly mud squids who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. Early, his alcoholic father, son Rusty, who is always seeking his father’s approval, Granny, and Lil, Early’s sister, make up the family. The adult comedy cartoon follows the family as they go about their daily lives terrorising the residents of the town, which usually ends in death and destruction. The family is always let off the hook by their friend and local sheriff because they are thought to be the last survivors of the “Appalachian Mud Squid,” a federally protected endangered species. During its first 12 seasons, the show aired a total of 123 episodes.
Morgan, who played Tracy Jordan on the hit sitcom 30 Rock, is now in his fourth season executive producing and starring as Tray Barker on TBS’ The Last O.G. The final season of Squidbillies premieres on Adult Swim on November 7. Check out the hilarious audition footage reel below.