Justin Roiland Dropped From Two More TV Series After Domestic Abuse Allegations | Animation on TV


Justin Roiland has been dropped from two more animated shows, Solar Opposites and Koala Man, after being accused of domestic violence against a former girlfriend, the day after he was dropped from the hit series Rick and Morty.

US network Hulu announced on Wednesday that it had “ended our association with Justin Roiland”, a day after Rick and Morty distributor Adult Swim released a similar statement saying he would no longer voice the titular characters or work as showrunner.

The 42-year-old has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial after being charged with assault causing bodily harm and false imprisonment by threat, fraud, violence or deception in Orange County. The charges relate to a 2020 incident against an unidentified woman who Roiland was living with and dating at the time.

In a statement earlier this month, Roiland’s attorney T Edward Welbourn said, “Not only is Justin innocent, but we also have every expectation that this case is on track to be dismissed once the district attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence. “

All three shows continue without his involvement.

A still from Solar Opposites. Justin Roiland was the series’ co-creator, executive producer, and he also voiced the main character. Photo: Fox

Roiland co-created, executive produced and voiced the main character, Korvo, on Solar Opposites, an animated comedy about a family of aliens that crash land in the United States.

Season four had been expected to be released this year, but whether or not Korvo will be recast before airing remains to be seen.

The first season of the recently launched Koala Man, an Australian-American animated comedy about a suburban father’s superhero alter ego, was produced by Roiland, who also guest-starred.

Both Koala Man and Solar Opposites are shown on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in the UK and Australia. All were produced with Roiland’s animation studio, Justin Roiland’s Solo Vanity Card Productions.

The video game studio Squanch Games, which Roiland co-founded, also announced that Roiland had resigned from the company on January 16, four days after the domestic abuse allegations. The studio’s first game, High on Life, was created by Roiland and has been a huge hit on Xbox.

“The passionate team at Squanch will continue to develop games we know our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High On Life,” the studio said in a statement.


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