Rick and Morty Pushing Forward WITHOUT Co-Creator Justin Roiland
Published 6 days ago
It’s been a tough few weeks for Rick and Morty fans with the headlines going around about co-creator Justin Roiland, but this next piece of news is definitely going to be a punch in the gut.
As per the official Rick and Morty account on Twitter, Adult Swim has cut ties with Roiland, and the series is expected to push forward without him. Here’s the post:
— Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) January 24, 2023
Over the past few weeks, Roiland has been reported to be sued for two counts of domestic violence which was said to have been committed back in 2020. Roiland denies the allegations, but the cherry on top of that legal troubles was the leak of Roiland’s text messages back in 2015 when he was allegedly trying to groom an underage woman.
It definitely looks bad, and while people could wait for the results of the court case, the texts seem to be the final nail on the coffin for some ex-Roiland supporters.
With Roiland being the voice of the central characters of Rick and Morty, the series is expected to recast the parts with different voice actors. Though they could probably get someone to do an impression, I doubt they’ll be able to capture the very unique humor of Roiland which is in the very DNA of the show.
As of now, Dan Harmon is expected to be the sole showrunner of the series moving forward, but he is backed by a great team of writers and animators, so I think the series still has a lot of great stuff to work with without Roiland.
We don’t have a release for the next season of Rick and Morty yet, but with the news, we should expect a delay.