The main voice behind it Rick and Morty will not return in season seven. Adult Swim announced Tuesday that it would cut ties with series co-creator Justin Roiland, a decision that comes just weeks after news first surfaced that he was faces two domestic violence charges as of 2020.
“Adult Swim has ended its partnership with Justin Roiland,” the Rick and Morty bill tweeted Today. “Rick and Morty will continue. The talented and dedicated crew is hard at work on Season 7.” According to The Hollywood ReporterRoiland’s voice roles will be recast and Dan Harmon will remain the sole creator through season 10.
Adult Swim did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Roiland was not immediately available for comment.
Earlier this month, Roiland appeared in court in an ongoing criminal case in California, where he is charged with domestic violence charges of assault and false imprisonment. The actor and showrunner has pleaded not guilty, but has so far not publicly commented on the allegations.
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The news came shortly after Roiland’s game studio, Squanch Games, was released High in life. The edgy comedic first-person shooter divided critics, but quickly became the biggest Game Pass launch of the year. However, my city recently reported that the studio was previously charged with sexual harassment by a former employee in 2018. Although Roiland was not named in the lawsuit, it alleged the studio’s failure to create a safe and equitable work environment and that the employee was fired in retaliation for her complaints. Although Squanch Games denied the allegations, it later settled out of court.
“Squanch Games is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment for our team,” a studio spokesperson said. my city earlier this month. “We do not disclose human resources matters and we stand by the decision we made in 2017 not to disclose the confidential information related to this matter.”
Squanch Games has yet to make a statement on whether Roiland will continue as CEO.
Correction 1/24/23 6:19 PM ET: An earlier version of this article misrepresented the situation the plea Roiland has made in court about the allegations.