Community authors are quitting due to insane hours and unstructured format
That year, Justin Roiland was charged in Orange County, California with “domestic battery” and “false imprisonment by threat, violence, fraud and/or deception.” per NBC News. Roiland was summarily fired from Adult Swim in January. Those charges were quashed in March, leading to Roiland claiming he was willing to “focus on my creative projects as well as restoring my reputation.” Many of his employees were not convinced. Allie Goertz, a musician who made a Rick and Morty concept album, shared bizarre and inappropriate direct messages that Roiland had sent to her on Twitter. An anonymous source told Vox that “Roiland has been almost completely disengaged from the day-to-day production of the show since season three.” It was reportedly Harmon, not Roiland, who was most involved in directing the series.
In the Independent interview, Harmon says that “you end up working with people who are the shadows you cast.” He believes the reason he fought with Chevy Chase on set is that they were both talented narcissists. Since “Community,” Harmon has publicly apologized for his weaknesses and tried to improve. But Rick and Morty is haunted by the same ghosts that haunted Community, compounded by the stress of animation production in the United States. A series that can be anything takes sweat and blood drawn from the writers, storyboarders, animators and other production members who have to work wonders under harsh conditions. Just as “Community” was made by many hands, every grisly bit of “Rick and Morty” plucked from the maw of late nights and mistreatment belongs to them.