Adult Swim has severed ties with Justin Roiland in the wake of the news that Rick and Morty Co-creator of felony domestic violence in Orange County.
“Adult Swim has terminated its association with Justin Roiland,” Communications Mairie Moore said in a statement Tuesday.
Distributed by Adult Swim Rick and Morty, the hit animated comedy for adults co-created and executive produced by Roiland, who voiced him as Rick and Morty. like Hollywood Reporter Adult Swim isn’t even halfway through a massive 70-episode order for this show, one of the brand’s most iconic titles, commissioned by the channel in 2018, it was reported on January 17.
sources say Rick and Morty It is set to continue, with Roiland’s voice roles reprising. Although Roiland has always been credited with creating the content, fellow creator Dan Harmon will now be the sole showrunner. The show closed during its tenth season.
Roiland still has several projects under way with Hulu, including being the co-creator of the streaming device Solar opposites, in which he voices a main character (the show was renewed for a fifth season in October). on the platform koala man, which premieres January 9, Roiland does voice work and is also an executive producer. Roiland also still has an overall deal with 20th Television Animation, which produces Solar opposites And koala man. Hollywood Reporter We’ve reached out to Hulu and 20th Television Animation for comment.
On January 12, NBC News was first to report that Roiland was charged with one count of domestic battery with bodily injury and one count of false imprisonment by threat, violence, fraud, or deception in Orange County based on an alleged incident in 2020 that year with the unnamed Jane Doe who Roiland was dating. Roiland pled not guilty, and in 2020 he was released on a $50,000 bond. Several pre-trial hearings have already taken place, and Roiland is scheduled to return to court on April 27.
In a statement released earlier this month, Roiland’s attorney T. Edward Wellborn said media coverage of the case was “inaccurate”. Welborn added, “To be clear, not only is Justin innocent, but we also have every expectation that this matter is on track to be dismissed once the attorney general’s office has completed its systematic review of the evidence.”
Leslie Goldberg contributed reporting.