‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Justin Roiland cut ties after domestic violence allegations

‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Justin Roiland cut ties after domestic violence allegations

Adult Swimming has cut ties with Rick and Morty co-creator and star Justin Roiland, and is moving forward with the new season of the cult show without him. The announcement comes after felony domestic violence charges against Roiland became public.

Roiland’s involuntary departure was revealed i job on the officer Rick and Morty Twitter account(Opens in a new window) on Tuesday. The official Adult Swimming account later retweeted the post.

“Adult Swimming has ended its relationship with Justin Roiland,” the account wrote in a black and white text image. “Rick and Morty will continue. The talented and talented team is hard at work on Season 7.”

As well as co-creating and executive producing Rick and Morty, Roiland has provided the voice for the two title characters for all six seasons of the show to date. A spokesperson for Adult Swim’s parent company Warner Bros. has said. Discovery that these roles will now be recast(Opens in a new window).

Roiland was charged with domestic violence in May 2020, but the public was not made aware of the case until he appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing earlier this month.(Opens in a new window). NBC News reported that the 42-year-old pleaded not guilty to two felonies: domestic battery with bodily injury, and false imprisonment by threat, fraud, violence or deception. His hearing is currently scheduled for April 27.


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Adult Swim ordered at least 70 more episodes of it Rick and Morty back in 2018, signing a long-term contract with Roiland and co-creator Dan Harmon. The show has since released 30 episodes across three seasons, meaning more than half of that original 70-episode order will now be made with a new cast.

UPDATE: January 25, 2023, 12:02 pm AEDT High on Life developer Squanch Games has just announced that it is no longer working with Roiland. “On January 16, 2023, Squanch Games received the resignation of Justin Roiland,” the studio announced via Twitter. “The passionate team at Squanch will continue to develop games that we know our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High on Life.” Released last December, High on Life is a first-person shooter based on a concept by Roiland, who was heavily involved in its development.

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