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Inside the Implosion of Justin Roiland’s Animation Empire

On Jan. 9, Hulu debuted its animated comedy Koala Man, the latest installment in what was then Justin Roiland’s sprawling empire. An absurdist superhero series that features a voice cast with Hugh Jackman and Succession‘s Sarah Snook, the project seemed to cap off a particularly prolific period for its producer. In a matter of months, […]

Justin Roiland Domestic Violence Charges Met With Silence From TV Partners

Now that Justin Roiland has been charged with felony domestic violence in Orange County, several questions remain about the fate of his sprawling animation empire. As NBC News was the first to report Jan. 12, Roiland, the co-creator of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty and Hulu’s Solar Opposites, was charged in 2020 with one count […]

‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland Facing Domestic Violence Charges

Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites, is facing domestic violence charges in Orange County, California, based on an alleged 2020 incident. According to the May 2020 felony complaint, which The Hollywood Reporter has obtained, Roiland has been charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count […]

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Creator Mike McMahan on Raunchiest Scene and Navigating a Protective Fan Base 

When Star Trek: Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan first pitched his idea for the animated sitcom to Trek shepherd Alex Kurtzman, the showrunner says it wasn’t even really a pitch at all.  “It was just a meeting to chat with Alex,” McMahan tells The Hollywood Reporter. “[He] just asked me, ‘What would your dream Star […]

This Week in TV: ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Rick and Morty’

The end of August and the start of September is a pretty light week in terms of TV premieres — but the highest-profile one is really high profile: Prime Video’s mega-budgeted Lord of the Rings series. The Aug. 31-Sept. 6 period also features the return of Rick and Morty and the beginning of the end […]

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Head Writer Jessica Gao Is Finding the Funny in Marvel

During her childhood, Jessica Gao was so starved for representation on TV, any show that featured an Asian character in any capacity immediately became her favorite. If she saw one in a commercial, she wanted the product. “I was dying to see any small part of myself,” says Gao, a onetime art student whose affections […]

‘Rick and Morty’ Anime Spinoff Announced by Adult Swim

Rick and Morty is getting a spinoff. Adult Swim has ordered an anime project from director Takashi Sano (Tower of God) that’s based on the Emmy-winning series. The network has placed an order for 10 episodes of Rick and Morty: The Anime. Sano previously directed two acclaimed anime shorts in the Rick and Morty universe: “Rick […]

‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Solar Opposites’ Production Workers File to Unionize With Animation Guild

Production workers at Rick & Morty and Solar Opposites filed a petition on Tuesday for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board in a bid to join The Animation Guild. Workers announced that they had filed to unionize with TAG (IATSE Local 839) on Twitter on Tuesday, which the union confirmed later in […]

‘Rick and Morty’ Puts Entire Uncensored Season 5 Premiere Online

Adult Swim’s animated sensation Rick and Morty has posted its entire season five premiere online for free. The return episode, below, is titled “Mort Dinner Rick Andre” — a play off the title of the 1981 film My Dinner With Andre. Note that the network has released the uncensored version, so it’s more vulgar than […]

This Week in TV: ‘iCarly’ Returns, ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Holey Moley’

A beloved Nickelodeon show from the late aughts grows up this week when iCarly reboots for a run on Paramount+. The next seven days will also feature the season premiere of Rick and Morty, the return of mini-golf madness on Holey Moley and high-profile premieres on several platforms. Below is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of premieres, returns […]

‘Rick and Morty’ Spinoff Set at Adult Swim

Adult Swim is harnessing the streaming prowess of its original fare with four shortform spinoffs from beloved titles Rick and Morty, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken and Pretty Face Is Going to Hell. All four new series are based on characters from or inspired by the four shows, with each mini-spinoff set to consist […]

‘Never Have I Ever’ Rules Top TV Songs Chart With Cannons’ “Fire for You”

The new Netflix series Never Have I Ever garners the No. 1 spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, for May 2020 with the song “Fire for You” by Cannons.