Rick and Morty fans have already found the ideal replacement to voice the lead characters

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Rick and Morty fans have already found the ideal replacement to voice the lead characters

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Rick and Morty fans have already picked out who they want to take over from star and co-creator Justin Roiland, following the news that Adult Swim had cut ties with the voice actor.

After news that series star Roiland would not be returning to the hit cartoon, there were some concerns it might mean the end of Rick and Morty, since Justin voiced both main characters.

But most fans were ready with their first pick for his replacement.

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Within hours of Adult Swim's announcement, fans stormed social media to demand that TikTok creator Sean Kelly got the role.

Kelly (@seankellysays) has made a name for himself - particularly among the Rick and Morty fans - for his almost spot-on impressions of Roiland's characters.

The impressionist, who boasts more than two million followers on the app, can do a perfect Morty Smith and Rick Sanchez, and can even do a decent Mr Meeseeks, Mr Poopybutthole, Evil Morty, and screaming sun.

His vocal talents go far beyond Rick and Morty impressions, but Sean is definitely the best man for the series, as far as fans are concerned.

"There’s only one obvious choice and it’s Sean Kelly," tweeted one fan after news broke of Roiland being dropped from the series.


Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

"If they need a new voice for #RickandMorty it HAS to be Sean Kelly," a second commented, "the man has the voices nailed down so much he's perfect."

And a third added: "I TRULY hope they get someone who can nail Rick and Morty's voices. Honestly I'd be pretty upset if they're 100% changed. Someone like Sean Kelly can do it."

People think TikToker Sean Kelly is the obvious choice. Credit: TikTok/@seankellysays
People think TikToker Sean Kelly is the obvious choice. Credit: TikTok/@seankellysays

Adult Swim confirmed on Tuesday (24 January) that they had decided to cut ties Justin Roiland after he was charged with felony domestic abuse in California.

"Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland," a statement from the channel read.

"Rick and Morty will continue. The talented and dedicated crew are hard at work on Season 7."

Roiland recently appeared in court on domestic violence charges that stemmed from allegations made in 2020.

As per the May 2020 felony complaint, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Roiland was charged with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud or deceit.

Credit: Adult Swim
Credit: Adult Swim

Roiland’s lawyer T. Edward Welbourn said in a statement earlier this month that coverage of the charges against Roiland has been 'inaccurate'.

"To be clear, not only is Justin innocent but we also have every expectation that this matter is on course to be dismissed once the district attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence," he stated.

Roiland has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Season seven of Rick and Morty is expected to arrive to Adult Swim later this year.

Topics: Film & TV, Rick and Morty, Film and TV, TikTok

Ali Condon
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