Justin Roiland has been removed from two more animated shows, Solar Opposites and Koala Man, after being charged with felony domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend. a day after he was removed from the hit series Rick and Morty.
US network hulu announced Wednesday that it had “terminated our partnership with Justin Roiland,” a day after Rick and Morty distributor Adult Swim released a similar statement saying it would no longer voice the main characters or work as showrunner.
The 42 year old man has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial after being charged with bodily harm and false imprisonment by threat, fraud, violence or deceit in Orange County. The charges relate to a 2020 incident against an unidentified woman Roiland was living with and dating at the time.
In a statement earlier this month, Roiland’s lawyer, T Edward Welbourn, said: “Not only is Justin innocent, but we also expect this matter to be dismissed once the DA’s office has completed its methodical review. of the evidence”.
All three shows will continue without his participation.
Roiland was co-creator, executive producer and voice of the main character, Korvo, in Solar Opposites, an animated comedy about a family of aliens who crash land in the US.
It had been anticipated that the fourth season would be released this year, but it remains to be seen if Korvo will be recast before it airs.
The first season of the recently released Koala Man, an Australian-American animated comedy about the superhero alter ego of a suburban father, was produced by Roiland, who also provided the voice of a guest character.
Both Koala Man and Solar Opposites are showing on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in the UK and Australia. All were produced with Roiland’s animation studio, Justin Roiland’s Solo Vanity Card Productions.
Video game studio Squanch Games, co-founded by Roiland, also announced that Roiland had resigned from the company on January 16, four days after the domestic abuse charges surfaced. The studio’s first game, High on Life, was created by Roiland and has been a huge success on Xbox.
“Squanch’s passionate team will continue to develop games we know our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High On Life,” the studio said in a statement.
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