This past January 13, the prolific animation producer and voice actor faced a pre-trial hearing on charges of felony false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit he pleaded not guilty to in 2020. While no trial date has been set, he faces another pre-trial hearing on April 27.
He remains free on a ,000 bond.
On the heels of yesterday’s report that Adult Swim ended its relationship with Justin Roiland, co-creator of the hit Emmy Award-winning animated series Rick and Morty due to felony domestic violence charges, Hulu has just dropped him from two other high-profile animated comedies, Koala Man and Solar Opposites, according to Variety.
It was previously reported that Roiland was charged with a felony complaint based on an incident that happened “on or around Jan. 19, 2020, against an unnamed Jane Doe who was dating Roiland at the time.”
A joint 20th Television Animation and Hulu statement to the publication said, “We have ended our association with Justin Roiland.”
Roiland also co-created Hulu’s Solar Opposites and voices the main character, Korvo. The show, originally greenlit for two seasons, was renewed for a third back in 2020. He has lent his voice to episodes of Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Fish Hooks, The Simpsons, Robot Chicken, and more. He founded animation studio Justin Roiland’s Solo Vanity Card Productions! as well as Squanch Games.
The hugely popular Rick and Morty was renewed for 70 episodes back in 2018. Season 6 just finished its run last month, with a total of 61 episodes of the show airing to date.
Roiland’s newest series, the Hulu Original Koala Man he executive produced along with creator Michael Cusack, just premiered January 9. The original 2D animated comedy series follows Koala Man, a middle-aged dad, Kevin, and his not-so-secret identity, whose only superpower is a burning passion for following rules and snuffing out petty crime in the town of Dapto. The series stars Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Demi Lardner.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.