Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland awaiting trial on domestic violence charges

the future of the animated comedy series has been hanging in the balance.

Now, Adult Swim, the network where Rick and Morty airs, has announced that it has cut ties with Roiland and will be recasting his voice roles on the show

Adult Swim’s decision arrives less than two weeks after NBC News first reported on Jan. 12

that Roiland had been charged with felony domestic violence in Orange County, Calif.

in connection with a January 2020 incident involving an unnamed woman he was dating at the time.

The news broke the same day that Roiland appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing in the case

Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland

Marie Moore, senior vice president of communications for Warner Bros

Global Kids, Young Adults, and Classics division, said in a statement on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.