Co-Creator/Literal Voice Of Rick & Morty Justin Roiland Dumped From The Show Amid DV Charges


CONTENTS WARNING: This article discusses domestic violence.

Adult Swim today announced that co-creator of Rick and Morty Justin Roland has been dumped after being charged with felony domestic violence.

“Adult Swim has ended its partnership with Justin Roiland,” the network said in a statement posted on their social media channels.

Rick and Morty to be continued. The talented and dedicated crew is hard at work on Season 7.”

Although the 41-year-old has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial, he faces charges of bodily harm and false imprisonment by threat, fraud, violence or deceit.

For those who don’t play Judge Judy at home, this essentially means that Roiland has been accused of physically assaulting and restraining a woman he dated in 2020.

But Adult Swim dropping him is a huge step for the company. Rick and Morty is one of the most successful TV shows Adult Swim has ever produced, and Roiland plays a starring role in it. Not only does he serve as co-writer and executive producer, but he also voices the titular characters, Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith.

His roles are expected to be recast, meaning Season 7 will look – and sound – very different from its predecessors.

The show got a massive 70-episode order in 2018, meaning the show will run at least until season 10. Co-creator Dan Harmon will take the lead as lone showrunner, but Roiland will still be credited as co-creator.

But no comment has been made on the fate of his other projects, including Hulu’s solar contradictions, where he is a co-creator and again, the voice for the main character.

The move has left the internet making hypotheses about what the future will be Rick and Morty will look like, especially when it comes to voting.

It’s also pushed people to look at some of the, erm…more disturbing scenes from the show in a different light.

“I can’t watch this episode anymore, this scene really scares me,” commented one user.

But it gets worse.

Since Roiland’s allegations came to light, many have taken to the internet to make other disturbing allegations against Roiland. This reportedly includes disturbing conversations with minors, including allegedly referring to one as “jailbait”.

Other people had also come forward claiming that Roiland had sexually inappropriate conversations with them, calling him a “fucking insane creep”.

It’s worth noting that these stories have not been verified, and PEDESTRIAN.TV is not suggesting that Roiland is guilty of any crime.

Roiland faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. He is expected to return to court in April, but a trial date has not yet been confirmed.

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