Per THR’s Lacey Rose and Katie Kilkenny, Roiland hasn’t spoken to many of his “Rick and Morty” collaborators “in years.” This includes Harmon, with whom he hasn’t spoken for “multiple seasons.” In fact, a “substantial number” of “Solar Opposites” and “Koala Man” writers claim they’ve never met Roiland at all.
Though Roiland reportedly hasn’t set foot in the “Rick and Morty” writers room for years, he’s still been voicing the two main characters (remotely, from home), which he believed made him unexpendable. “He knew the power of being the voices,” said one unnamed source. As for his voice work on “Koala Man,” that was very short-lived:
“On Koala Man, on which he’s simply an executive producer, he was given a character to voice in the show’s third episode but, per two sources, the writers almost blew their deadline waiting for him. The character was killed off at the end of the episode.”