Rick & Morty: Co-Creator and Narrator Justin Roiland to be Dismissed from Series
There are accusations of domestic abuse and deprivation of liberty
Rumors first surfaced as early as January 12, 2023, that "Rick & Morty" creator Justin Roiland would be charged with aggravated domestic violence. NBC News reported that criminal charges were filed against Roiland in May 2020. In addition to domestic abuse, there is also an accusation of false imprisonment. This is being raised by an ex-partner of Roiland, for which the 42-year-old was already arrested for a short time and later let out on bail.
For Roiland's colleagues at "Rick and Morty", the latest accusations come at an unfavorable time, as the production of the seventh season is already in full swing and now has to look for a new dubbing actor. Roiland was considered the most important voice actor, who, besides other work, dubbed the two main characters and has been in charge of the series with Dan Harmon since it started airing in 2013. It will now be all the more difficult to adequately cast the two animated characters. After all, a large part of the series' humor is based on the characters' quirks and voices.
To what extent the production of season 7 will be further delayed is not entirely clear, since a potential substitute seems not to have been found yet. Roiland, on the other hand, should no longer expect to have a future in the movie business. He is now also no longer a part of his founded game company Squanch Games, which recently released "High on Life". His current projects "Solar Opposites" and "Koala Man" will also have to manage without him in the future. We will keep you posted about further developments.