It’s official, a third season of Primal by Genndy Tartakovsky is coming to Adult Swim, it was announced at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 16.
Genndy Tartakovsky will return to helm the action-packed animated series, which won five Emmys, including Best Animated Program. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the third season is currently in production.
“It happens!! Primal it has become a contagious disease that I never want to cure. Each episode flows like an unstoppable force beyond my control. Prepare yourself Primal Season 3 fans are coming!!!” Tartakovsky said in a statement.
The first two seasons follow spearman Spear (Aaron LaPlante) at the dawn of evolution as he forms an unlikely friendship with a nearly extinct dinosaur, Fang. The pair bond over unfortunate tragedies, becoming each other’s only hope for survival until a final standoff turns fatal. Season 2 ended with Spear’s death.
“Most shows would struggle to continue after the main character is killed off, but that’s not the case with most shows. Leave it to Genndy and the team to keep us all in suspense as Primal continues his adventure,” added Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim.
As with Tartakovsky’s previous work, the first season had no dialogue, while the second season incorporated minimal dialogue. The series instead focuses on animation and visual storytelling.
“When Genndy says he’s not done Primal, our only job is to do everything we can to support that vision and give you the opportunity to tell more incredible and imaginative stories. I can’t wait to see where it takes us next,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios.
Primal is created by Tartakovsky, the visionary behind hit animated series such as Dexter’s laboratory, Samurai Jackand Star Wars: The Clone Warswith art direction from Scott Wills (The Red & Stimpy Show). Music composition comes from Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Joanne Higgingbottom (Samurai Jack), with sound effects design by Joel Valentine (Big Green City).
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