Justin Roiland has been fired from Hulu following the domestic violence charges he is facing. This follows the recent firing of him from Adult Swim and his resignation from his video game studio, Squanch Games.
Justin Roiland was best known for his work on Rick and Morty, but on Hulu, he had two popular animated series. He starred and co-created Solar Opposites, and starred and executive produced the Hugh Jackman series, Koala Man. Like Rick and Morty, both shows will continue without the Rick and Morty co-creator, thus not affecting the cast and crew of any project he was involved in. The news comes a few weeks after the January 9 debut of Koala Man.
Justin Roiland charges lead to firing from Hulu on top of other severed ties
The Rick and Morty co-creator was charged in Orange County, California for one county of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, and/or deceit. A Jane Doe filed a complaint against him regarding an incident on or around January 19, 2020. He pleaded not guilty in 2020 and appeared in court on January 13 of this year for a pre-trial hearing. Another hearing is scheduled for April 27.
Justin Roiland started his work at Hulu leading up to the pandemic. He co-created Solar Opposites with Mike McMahan. It premiered in 2020 and has had three seasons so far. A fourth season is set for later this year, with a fifth season planned. It will be the second show that he worked on following the premiere of Koala Man.
Squanch Games was founded by the writer and actor, which infused the sense of humor and style associated with his TV work. The studio released its fourth and latest game last year, High on Life, for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. It also debuted on Xbox’s service Game Pass.