RICK AND MORTY Co-Creator Justin Roiland Has Been Fired Amid Felony Domestic Violence Charges

We figured this news was imminent, and Adult Swim has now announced that it's severed all ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland amid some very serious domestic violence charges...

Earlier this month, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland was charged with felony domestic violence in Orange County, California, and, as we figured they would, Adult Swim has now decided to sever ties.

“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” Cartoon Network/Boomerang svp communications Mairie Moore said in a brief statement.

The network hasn't even made it halfway through the massive 70-episode order that was commissioned back in 2018, but fans can rest easy, as the show is set to continue with fellow co-creator Dan Harmon serving has lone showrunner.

Some pretty major changes are coming, however.

Roiland also provided the distinctive voices for both Rick and Morty (as well as a number of supporting characters), so the misanthropic time-traveller and his put-upon grandson will be recast for season 7 and beyond.

The 42-year-old animator was charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury, and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud or deceit. The woman in question has not been named, but is believed to be someone Roiland was dating at the time of the alleged incident.

Several pre-trial hearings have already occurred, and Roiland is due to return to court on April 27.

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