Adult Swim has officially severed ties with “Rick and Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland.
In a statement today from Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang senior VP of communications Mairie Moore, it has been confirmed that “Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland”.
Roiland is the co-creator of the celebrated animated comedy series “Rick and Morty” and earlier this month news broke that he was charged with felony domestic abuse in Orange County.
He appeared in court the other week for a pre-trial hearing. A trial date has not yet been set, but he is due for another pre-trial hearing on April 27th.
Roiland didn’t just co-create the series. He also voiced both the titular Rick and Morty and those voice roles will now be re-cast.
The series isn’t even halfway through a massive 70-episode order commissioned by the channel in 2018, but the show is set to continue with the rest of the creative team currently hard at work on the seventh season.
Harmon will now be the sole creator and showrunner with the series locked to keep running through at least a tenth season. Roiland will always be credited as co-creator.
Roiland also has the animated comedy “Solar Opposites” at Hulu which was renewed for a fifth season back in October. He also provides a voice and executive produces the just launched the animated “Koala Man” series.
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