This week, it was revealed that Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, had cut ties with Adult Swim because he has been accused of domestic abuse. Rick and Morty’s two main characters were voiced by Roiland, who also co-created the series. Without him, “Rick and Morty” will go on, insists Adult Swim, since “the skilled and dedicated crew are hard at work on season seven.” Presently, Dan Harmon is the lone showrunner.
Something to Think About
Naturally, this has left viewers wondering which voice actors will step in to fill Roiland’s shoes. Some fans have been submitting their best impersonation in an effort to land a job, while others have joked that Chris Pratt and Tom Holland may be the next to go. Others contend that Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox, who starred in Back to the Future, would make the ideal replacements. The concept was put up on Twitter by screenwriter Brian Lynch, and it has received full support from others.
The Big Issue
In May 2020, Roiland was accused of committing one criminal crime of domestic abuse with bodily harm and another felony count of false detention by threat, violence, fraud, or deceit. In October 2020, he entered a not guilty plea to the accusations. He was served with a protective order, which mandated that he stay 100 feet away from the person specified in it at all times and refrain from stalking, harassing, or threatening them. Roiland attended a pre-trial hearing in court earlier in January.
Even though Adult Swim hasn’t yet revealed who will play Rick and Morty’s voices, they have said that the program will still have its initial 10 seasons. This could mean so many things for the series, but it’s no doubt that finding a suitable replacement would prove difficult. Either that or Adult Swim would have to find much more promising terms for both parties to keep Justin Roiland as part of the show.