As we all know, Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland was fired following allegations of domestic violence. Although the evidence did not hold up and Roiland was cleared of the entire affair, he never returned to his role as director and main voice actor and continues to be fired and banned from his own television show. Producer Steve Levy sees this as a positive for the basic quality of Rick and Morty, which he has only “improved”.
According to the LA Times: “The work we’re doing across the board has only gotten better. When the new season comes out, we’re going to focus on how amazing everything has turned out. We hope fans realize it’s the same old show, too! maybe even better!”
Justin himself wrote this on Twitter about the acquittal, saying that so many people around him judged him before the evidence was even reviewed:
“I have always known that these claims were false – and I never had any doubt that this day would come. I am grateful that this case has been dismissed but, at the same time, I remain deeply shocked by the horrible lies that were told about me during this process.”
No season 7 premiere date has been announced yet, and we don’t know which two voice actors will fill in and try to imitate Roiland’s iconic voice, but when we do, you can of course read it here on the web.