Adult Swim has ended its relationship with Justin Roiland in the wake of the news that the Rick and Morty co-creator was charged with felony domestic abuse in Orange County.
“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang svp communications Mairie Moore said in a statement on Tuesday.
Adult Swim distributes Rick and Morty, the hit adult animation comedy that Roiland co-created, and for which he voiced both the titular Rick and Morty. As The Hollywood Reporter reported on Jan. 17, Adult Swim isn’t even halfway through a massive 70-episode order commissioned by the channel in 2018.
Sources say Rick and Morty is set to continue, with Roiland’s voice roles to be re-cast. Co-creator Dan Harmon will now be the sole creator. The show is locked in through season 10.
On Jan. 12, NBC News was the first to break the news that Roiland was charged with domestic violence in Orange County based on an alleged 2020 incident.
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