“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” Mairie Moore, vice president of communications for Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang, said in a statement Tuesday.
Adult Swim distributes rick and morty, the hit adult animated comedy that Roiland co-created and executive produced, and for which he provided the voice of both the titular Rick and Morty. What the hollywood reporter reported on january 17Adult Swim isn’t even halfway through a massive 70-episode order for the show, one of the brand’s most popular titles, commissioned by the channel in 2018.
sources say rick and morty is scheduled to continue, with Roiland’s voice roles up for recast. Although Roiland will always be credited as co-creator, co-creator Dan Harmon will now serve as sole showrunner. The show is locked up until season 10.
Roiland still has several ongoing projects with Hulu, including as the streamer’s co-creator. solar opposites, in which she voices a main character (the show was renewed for a fifth season in October). on the platform koala man, which premiered on January 9, Roiland does voice work and is also an executive producer. Roiland also has an overall deal with 20th Television Animation, which produces solar opposites Y koala man. the hollywood reporter has reached out to Hulu and 20th Television Animation for comment.
In 12th of January, NBC News first broke the news that Roiland was charged with one count of domestic battery with bodily harm and one count of false imprisonment for threat, violence, fraud or deception in Orange County based on an alleged incident of 2020 that year with an unnamed Jane Doe that Roiland was dating. Roiland pleaded not guilty and was released in 2020 on $50,000 bail. Several pretrial hearings have already taken place, and Roiland is due back in court on April 27.
In a statement earlier this month, Roiland’s attorney, T. Edward Welbourn, said media coverage of the case has been “inaccurate.” Welbourn added: “To be clear, not only is Justin innocent, but we also expect this matter to be dismissed once the district attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence.”
Lesley Goldberg contributed reporting.
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