Adult Swim has announced that it has ended its relationship with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland after his domestic violence charges came to light earlier this month.
“Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” Adult Swim said in a statement.Rick and Morty will continue. The talented and dedicated crew is hard at work on Season 7.”
Rick and Morty will continue with co-creator Dan Harmon as the sole creator, while Roiland’s voice roles will be recast. This will make for a completely different series as Roiland voices both the titular main characters as well as a host of side and supporting characters throughout the series.
The series received a 70-episode order from Adult Swim back in 2018, meaning that as of Season 6’s finale, more than half of the ordered episodes have still not been made and released.
Rick and Morty is a half-hour adult animated series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist, Rick, who drags his inherently timid grandson Morty along on insanely dangerous adventures across the multiverse. It has become one of Adult Swim’s biggest franchises since its debut in 2013, spanning six seasons beginning in 2023.