Adult Swim, which airs the grownup comedy “Rick and Morty,” introduced on Tuesday that it’s going to not work with sequence co-creator Justin Roiland. The information comes lower than two weeks after he was charged with home violence in Orange County.
“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” stated an announcement posted on social media and the official “Rick and Morty” accounts. “Rick and Morty will continue.”
Roiland, who additionally co-created and stars in Hulu’s “Solar Opposites,” appeared in court docket on Jan. 12 for a pretrial listening to associated to expenses filed in Could 2020.
In line with the criticism obtained by The Instances, Roiland is going through one rely of home battery with corporal damage and one rely of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and deceit.
The criticism says the costs are associated to an alleged incident that occurred on or about Jan. 19, 2020, involving an unnamed Jane Doe who was courting Roiland at the moment. Orange County Superior Courtroom information point out Roiland pleaded not responsible to each felony counts when he was arraigned in October 2020.
In line with these court docket information, Roiland had been launched after posting a $50,000 bond that August.
Roiland’s legal professional denied the costs, saying in an announcement to The Instances on Jan. 12 that his consumer is “innocent” they usually count on “that this matter is on course to be dismissed once the District Attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence.”
The author-actor’s authorized consultant didn’t instantly reply to The Instances’ request for remark Tuesday.
The court docket will reconvene for Roiland’s pretrial listening to on April 27.
For six seasons, Roiland voiced the titular characters of “Rick and Morty,” mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith. The roles will more than likely be recast, as a consultant for Adult Swim instructed The Instances Tuesday that “the show will continue without [Roiland’s] involvement.”
“Rick and Morty” was renewed by Season 10 as a part of Adult Swim’s 70-episode pick-up in 2018. Roiland and Dan Harmon co-created the Emmy Award-winning sequence, which debuted in 2013.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Adult Swim added that “the talented and dedicated crew are hard at work on Season 7.”
Instances workers author Tracy Brown contributed to this report.