Adult Swim has officially released the trailer and release date for season two of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal after both had been inadvertently leaked late last week when a private video on the company’s Youtube channel spread across social media.
- The series will return to Adult Swim with the first two episodes airing midnight on Thursday, July 21. The episodes will be available to stream on HBO Max the following day. The next eight episodes will be released weekly before the season wraps up on September 15.
- Primal is a Cartoon Network Studios and Williams Street production, with animation handled by Studio La Cachette in France. Warner Bros. Television Distribution holds global rights to the show.
- Season one of Primal premiered in 2019. The first four episodes were then cut into one film titled Primal: Tales of Savagery, which was submitted to the Best Animated Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards. Season one received nearly unanimous critical praise and currently sits at a 100% Critic Rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 97% audience score. The show was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program and won three Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Primetime Emmys: Tartakovsky (storyboard), Stephen DeStefano (character design), and Scott Wills (art director).
- Last month, Tartakovsky signed an exclusive, multi-year, cross-studio overall deal with Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly for the trailer’s official release, Tartakovsky also teased two upcoming projects.
- Unicorn: Warriors Eternal: Recently the focus of an Annecy work-in-progress presentation, this Cartoon Network Studios project uses hand-drawn on paper and 2d computer animation to tell a story steeped in myth and lore. It follows a team of ancient teenage heroes working together to protect the world from an evil force.
- Fixed: A raunchy, R-rated 2d animated film about “a dog who finds out he’s gonna get neutered in the morning, and what does he do with his next 24 hours?” according to Tartakovsky. The filmmaker says he’s been trying to sell the idea for 12 years.