Earlier this year, Rick and Morty fans were distraught when it was announced that Adult Swim was cutting ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. The whole issue stemmed from Roiland being sued for domestic abuse and grooming, but it looks like he’s coming off free from one of these problems.
As confirmed by Roiland online, the domestic case against him has been dismissed. He posts:
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) March 22, 2023
Despite the charges being dropped on Roiland, the online community is still questioning him about the DMs that he allegedly sent to underage women. If anything, fans thought that those were the real reason why Adult Swim dropped him, alongside the domestic abuse case.
It’s also worth noting that Adult Swim hasn’t made any kind of statement about Roiland as well. You’d think that they would want him back on the show after everything was cleared up, but I guess not everyone has James Gunn’s luck. As it stands, it seems that the network is still looking for someone to replace Roiland as the titular Rick and Morty. If anything, I think Solar Opposites is still fine with Roiland providing his voice for one of the lead characters; there’s also all the different games that Roiland has been working on like the recent High on Life where he voices a bunch of alien guns.
We don’t have a premiere date for the next season of Rick and Morty yet, but hopefully the show comes back later in the year.