PRIMAL: An Extreme Animated Show With Blood and Violence

Saturday, August 31, 2019


From Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of the most excellent Samurai Jack, comes Primal; an adult animated show filled with dinosaurs, screaming, and blood. If you’re not into extreme animated violence, maybe look away.

Primal revolves around a cave man who develops a bond with a Tyrannosaurus Rex over their shared traumatic experiences. Together, they fight to survive in a harsh world filled with teeth and rage. Yes, it’s not exactly historically correct, but it looks like fun and the animation is exceptional. It was created in partnership with Adult Swim.

I feel bad for that mammoth, though.

Genndy Tartakovsky makes his highly anticipated return to TV with Primal, an Adult Swim animated series that looked to be as ambitious and visionary as his acclaimed show Samurai Jack. But even the title, and the show’s premise of a caveman who befriends a dinosaur, couldn’t prepare us for just how bloody this show would be.

Showmax currently has a bunch of Adult Swim content, including Samurai Jack, available to stream so we can hope Primal will be included, once it’s released. That, or you’ll have to go visit your parents and watch it on DStv’s TNT channel, assuming Primal makes it there. Maybe they’ll feed you.

Primal comes out on 7 October 2019.

Watch the Primal trailer below.