Adult Swim has severed ties with Justin Roiland following news that it Rick and Morty the co-conspirator was charged with domestic violence in Orange County.
“Adult Swim has ended its partnership with Justin Roiland,” Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang svp communications said in a statement Tuesday.
Adult Swim is spreading Rick and MortyThe hit adult animated comedy, which Roiland co-created and executive produced, and for which he voiced Rick and Morty. how The Hollywood Reporter On Jan. 17, it was reported that Adult Swim is still not halfway through its massive 70-episode order for the show, one of the brand’s most popular titles ordered by the channel in 2018.
Sources say Rick and Morty is slated to continue, and Roiland’s voice roles will be recast. While Roiland will always be credited as a co-creator, co-creator Dan Harmon will now be the solo showrunner. The show was canceled during season 10.
Roiland still has several projects with Hulu, including as a co-creator of the broadcaster. Solar contrasts, on which he voices the main character (the show was renewed for a fifth season in October). On the platform Koala manRoiland, which premiered on January 9, provides voice work and is also an executive producer. Roiland also has an overall deal with 20th Television Animation to produce Solar contrasts and: Koala man. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Hulu and 20th Television Animation for comment.
On January 12, NBC News was the 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 the alleged 2020 incident. that year with an unnamed Jane Doe whom Roiland was dating. Roiland pleaded not guilty and was released on $50,000 bail in 2020. Several pretrial hearings have already taken place, and Roiland is due back in court on April 27.
In a statement made earlier this month, Roiland’s lawyer T. Edward Welburn said media coverage of the incident had been “inaccurate”. Welburn added: “To be clear, not only is Justin innocent, but we have every expectation that this case will be dismissed once the District Attorney’s Office completes its thorough review of the evidence.”
Leslie Goldberg contributed reporting.