‘Rick and Morty’ Drops Principal Voice Actor Justin Roiland, Hulu Cuts Ties Much too

Grownup Swim has severed ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland immediately after domestic violence charges were submitted versus the voice actor.

“Grownup Swim has finished its association with Justin Roiland,” reads a statement posted by the Rick and Morty Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. “Rick and Morty will keep on. The talented and devoted crew are challenging at function on Time 7.”

Roiland’s other projects include co-building Hulu’s Photo voltaic Opposites, in which he voices key character Korvo. The series was renewed for a fifth time in Oct, but Hulu explained in a assertion Wednesday that “we have ended our association with Justin Roiland.” Solar Opposites and Koala Male, a further Hulu present Roiland’s concerned with, are anticipated to proceed without the need of him. 

In January, reviews surfaced that the Orange County District Attorney’s business office had billed Roiland with 1 felony rely of domestic battery with corporal personal injury and just one felony rely of wrong imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit. Roiland has pleaded not guilty to the costs.

Roiland, who established 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, Grownup Swim requested 70 episodes of the strike collection, signing lengthy-expression specials with Roiland and Harmon. The demonstrate was renewed by means of to season 10 and has 4 more seasons to go, following period 6 concluded airing in December.

Roiland is also the founder of video clip activity progress studio Squanch Online games. Last 7 days, Roiland resigned from his position.

“On January 16, 2023, Squanch Video games been given Justin Roiland’s resignation,” reads the statement on Squanch Games’ site, posted Tuesday. “The passionate group at Squanch will retain building game titles we know our lovers will really like even though continuing to aid and improve Significant On Lifestyle.”

Roiland could not promptly be attained for comment.