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How ‘Rick and Morty’ Cast Its New Voice Stars

After a nearly six-month search that featured thousands of candidates, newcomers Ian Cardoni and Harry Belden now find themselves squarely in the spotlight after they officially made their debut as the voices of the narcissistic, alcoholic genius Rick and his bumbling grandson Morty, respectively, in the season seven premiere of the Adult Swim animated hit. […]

‘Rick and Morty’ Team Gives Update on Recasting Process Following Justin Roiland’s Dismissal

Rick and Morty held a San Diego Comic-Con panel Friday, where the Adult Swim show’s team gave an update on the casting process following Justin Roiland’s exit amid felony domestic abuse charges that have since been dismissed. “We are closing in on the end of our process of the recast,” said executive producer Steve Levy. […]

Dan Stevens Replaces Justin Roiland in Hulu’s ‘Solar Opposites’ (Exclusive)

Hulu has found its replacement for Justin Roiland in the animated comedy Solar Opposites. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Legion, Gaslit) has been tapped to take over the lead role in the animated series that was originally created by Mike McMahan (Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Roiland, who was ousted in January amid domestic violence charges. […]

Justin Roiland Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed by Orange County District Attorney

Justin Roiland, the Rick and Morty co-creator whose animation empire came crashing down in the wake of domestic violence charges being leveled against him in Orange County, has been cleared of those charges. “This case was dismissed as a result of insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Orange County District […]

Inside the Implosion of Justin Roiland’s Animation Empire

On Jan. 9, Hulu debuted its animated comedy Koala Man, the latest installment in what was then Justin Roiland’s sprawling empire. An absurdist superhero series that features a voice cast with Hugh Jackman and Succession‘s Sarah Snook, the project seemed to cap off a particularly prolific period for its producer. In a matter of months, […]

‘Shrinking’ Creators on Harrison Ford, Therapy and ‘The Muppets’

Welcome to the 199th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

Justin Roiland Resigns From Squanch Games Following Domestic Abuse Charges

Justin Roiland has resigned from the video game developer he co-founded, Squanch Games, as he faces felony domestic abuse charges. On Tuesday, the High on Life developer announced that Roiland had tendered his resignation as CEO on Jan. 16, four days after a NBC News revealed the creator was facing one count of domestic battery […]

Justin Roiland Dropped From Hulu’s ‘Solar Opposites,’ ‘Koala Man’

Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites co-creator Justin Roiland has been dropped from the latter series following revelations of a domestic violence charge against him. Hulu, which airs Solar Opposites, is also removing Roiland from its recently debuted series Koala Man, where he’s an executive producer and voice actor. 20th Television Animation, where Roiland had […]

Adult Swim Cuts Ties With Justin Roiland Following Domestic Abuse Charges

Adult Swim has cut ties with Justin Roiland in the wake of the news that the Rick and Morty co-creator was charged with felony domestic abuse in Orange County, California. “Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland,” Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Boomerang senior vp communications Marie Moore said in a statement Tuesday. Adult Swim distributes Rick […]

Justin Roiland Domestic Violence Charges Met With Silence From TV Partners

Now that Justin Roiland has been charged with felony domestic violence in Orange County, several questions remain about the fate of his sprawling animation empire. As NBC News was the first to report Jan. 12, Roiland, the co-creator of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty and Hulu’s Solar Opposites, was charged in 2020 with one count […]

‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland Facing Domestic Violence Charges

Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites, is facing domestic violence charges in Orange County, California, based on an alleged 2020 incident. According to the May 2020 felony complaint, which The Hollywood Reporter has obtained, Roiland has been charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count […]

‘Solar Opposites’ Renewed for Fifth Season on Hulu

 Solar Opposites is staying in Hulu’s galaxy for even longer than anticipated. The Disney-backed streamer has handed out yet another early renewal for the animated comedy from creators Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (Star Trek: Lower Decks). The news, which was announced Thursday at New York Comic-Con, comes after season three of […]