Justin Roiland dropped two more TV shows after domestic violence charges | Entertainment on TV

Justin Roiland has been kicked out of two other animated shows, Solar Opposites and Koala Man, after being charged with felony domestic violence against a former girlfriend, a day after being kicked out of hit series Rick and Morty.

US network Hulu announced on Wednesday that it had “terminated 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 nor would work as a showrunner.

The 42-year-old has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial after being charged with 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 Roiland was living and dating with at the time.

In a statement earlier this month, Roiland’s lawyer, T Edward Welbourn, said: “Not only is Justin innocent, but we also expect this case to be on the verge of being thrown out once that the district attorney’s office will have completed its methodical review of the evidence.”

All three shows will continue without his involvement.

An image from Solar Opposites.
An image from Solar Opposites. Justin Roiland was the show’s co-creator, executive producer, and he also voiced the title character. Photography: Fox

Roiland was co-creator, executive producer and voice of the main character, Korvo, on Solar Opposites, an animated comedy about a family of aliens who crash land in the United States.

Season four was supposed to come out this year, but it remains to be seen if Korvo will be recast before it airs.

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

Koala Man and Solar Opposites stream 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.

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 violence charges emerged. The studio’s first game, High on Life, was created by Roiland and was a huge hit on Xbox.

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

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