Rick and Morty Drops Lead Voice Actor Justin Roiland Hulu

‘Rick and Morty’ Drops Lead Voice Actor Justin Roiland, Hulu Also Splits

Adult Swim has severed ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland after domestic violence charges were filed against the voice actor.

“Adult Swim has ended their collaboration with Justin Roiland,” reads one expression Posted by the Rick and Morty Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon. “Rick and Morty will continue. The talented and dedicated crew is hard at work on Season 7.”

Roiland’s other projects include co-creating Hulu’s Solar Opposites, in which he voices the main character Korvo. The series was renewed for a fifth season in October, but Hulu said in a statement Wednesday that “we have ended our collaboration with Justin Roiland.” Solar Opposites and Koala Man, another Hulu show Roiland is a part of, are expected to continue without him.

Reports surfaced in January that the Orange County Attorney’s Office had charged Roiland with one felony count of assault and one felony count of false imprisonment through threats, violence, fraud and/or deception. Roiland has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Roiland, who created the adult animated sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty with Dan Harmon, also voices protagonists Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith. Roiland’s voice roles will reportedly be recast for future seasons.

In 2018, Adult Swim ordered 70 episodes of the hit series and signed long-term deals with Roiland and Harmon. The show has been renewed through Season 10 and has four more seasons ahead of it after Season 6 aired in December.

Roiland is also the founder of the video game development studio Squanch Games. Roiland resigned from his post last week.

“On January 16, 2023, Squanch Games received the resignation of Justin Roiland,” read the statement released Tuesday on Squanch Games’ website. “Squanch’s passionate team will continue to create games that we know our fans will love, while continuing to support and improve High On Life.”

Roiland could not be immediately reached for comment.

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