The main voice actor of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, reportedly dropped. This development is following the filing of domestic violence charges. And as a result of that, Adult Swim, the studio behind the series has now cut ties with the co-creator and actor.
Main Voice Actor of Rick and Morty Reportedly Dropped
Adult Swim now has cut ties with Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty after domestic violence charges were filed against him.
“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” a statement posted by the Rick and Morty Twitter account on Tuesday read. “Rick and Morty will continue. The talented and dedicated crew are hard at work on Season 7.”
It was reported in January that Roiland had been charged with one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury as well as one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, fraud, violence, and or deceit by the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Roiland however has pleaded not guilty to the said charges.
The Voice Roles of Roiland for Future Seasons Will Be Recasted
Roiland who created the adult animated sci-fi sitcom with Dan Harmon also voices protagonists Morty Smith and Rick Sanchez. The voice roles of Roiland for future seasons will be recasted according to reports.
Adult Swim back in 2018 ordered for 70 episodes of the hit series, signing long-term deals with Roiland and Harmon. The show was then renewed through to season 10 and with that has four more seasons to go, after the season of the series finished airing back in December.
Other Notable Projects of Roiland
Other projects of Roiland include co-creating Solar Opposites by Hulu, in which he also voices the main character Korvo. And in October, the series was renewed for a fifth season. The actor is also the founder of Squanch Games a video games development studio. And on January 16, Roiland resigned from his position in the company.
“On January 16, 2023, Squanch Games received Justin Roiland’s resignation,” the statement on Squanch Games website posted on Tuesday reads. “The passionate team at Squanch will keep developing games we know our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High On Life.”