Adult Swim has confirmed that it has cut ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. Roiland, who has served as a creative force and as the voice of both Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, will no longer be involved with the series after six seasons.
Justin Roiland’s dismissal from Adult Swim was reported by THR, which received an official statement confirming the news courtesy of Mairie Moore, Adult Swim’s senior vice president of communications. The official Rick and Morty Twitter account laid out more details on what fans can expect and how this will impact Season 7:
News of Justin Roiland’s departure came after recent headlines about his upcoming domestic violence court case. Roiland is facing charges of one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, and/or deceit. The original incident in question occurred on January 19 of 2020, and charges followed after a criminal complaint was filed in May of that same year. The incident involved a woman who Roiland was dating at the time, but her identity has not been publicly revealed.
It is unclear at this time how this news might impact Justin Roiland’s status with other animated shows that he is a part of. Roiland is a co-creator and voice actor on the Hulu series Solar Opposites and an executive producer on the recently launched Koala Man, also available with a Hulu subscription.
Rick and Morty Season 7 is still on the way to Adult Swim. CinemaBlend will keep an eye peeled for updates on who the next voice of the series might be and how the show might address that change.
More to come…