Adult Swim has severed ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland after domestic violence charges were filed against the voice actor.
“Adult Swim has terminated its association with Justin Roiland,” reads one statement posted by the Rick and Morty Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon. “Rick and Morty will continue. The talented and dedicated team is hard at work on Season 7.”
Roiland’s other projects include co-creating Hulu’s Solar Opposites, in which he voices lead character Korvo. The series was renewed for a fifth season in October, but Hulu said in a statement Wednesday that “we have terminated our association with Justin Roiland.” Solar Opposites and Koala Man, another Hulu show Roiland is involved in, are expected to continue without him.
In January,that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office charged Roiland with one count of domestic assault with bodily harm and one count of false imprisonment by threat, violence, fraud and/or deception. Roiland pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Roiland, who created the adult animated sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty starring Dan Harmon, also voices protagonists Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith. Roiland’s voice roles will be would have be recast for future seasons.
In 2018, Adult Swimmingfrom the hit series, signing long-term deals with Roiland and Harmon. The show has been renewed until season 10 and there are still four seasons left, after season 6 ended airing in December.
Roiland is also the founder of video game development studio Squanch Games. Last week, Roiland resigned from his post.
“On January 16, 2023, Squanch Games received the resignation of Justin Roiland,” reads the statement on the Squanch Games website, published on Tuesday. “The passionate team at Squanch will continue to develop games our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High On Life.”
Roiland could not immediately be reached for comment.