Rick and Morty Producer Talks Losing Co-Creator Justin Roiland

Rick and Morty Producer Talks Losing Co-Creator Justin Roiland

Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty was a cultural phenomenon, but after the series co-creator Justin Roiland was removed from the series, a lot of fans were wondering if the show could continue without him. As it turns out, the rest of the crew is pretty confident they can move forward sans Roiland.

Talking to The Los Angeles Times, series executive producer Steve Levy said, “We had a rug pulled from underneath us… The only people we could lean on were each other. It would have been very easy to just say, ‘I’m done and I don’t want to do anything with this show anymore.’ But our crew said, ‘No, we’re not going to let one person drag down all of our hard work.'”

For context, Adult Swim had cut ties with Roiland back in January because of a sexual assault case, and though the case was dropped eventually, the ties had been severed, and it had already been announced that the show would be moving forward without Roiland.

Despite Roiland voicing the two principal characters of Rick and Morty, it has been said that the series will be using someone else to do the same impression of the characters. Solar Opposites, another show starring Roiland, had decided to just completely change the voice and even gave Roiland’s character a British accent.

“This show is created by this team – this family of incredibly hardworking people, and we are going to push through and show the world that we aren’t going to miss a beat,” Levy continued, “The work that we’re doing across the board has only gotten better. When the new season comes out, we’ll focus on how amazing it all turned out.”

No release date has been set for the next season of Rick and Morty yet, but the show is expected to come back later this year on Adult Swim.

 

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