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Primal is an American animated series created and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Williams Street. The series is praised for its storytelling and emotion despite being devoid of any dialogue. The first half of season 1 aired on Adult Swim from October 7-11, 2019 and the second half aired from October 4, 2020 to November 1, 2020. The series has been renewed for a 10 episode second season that will premiere in 2021.[2]

The entire first season aired on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on November 28, 2020 from 12:00-5:00 AM.[1]

Plot

At the dawn of evolution, a caveman and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction bond over unfortunate tragedies and become each other's only hope of survival in a treacherous world.

Characters

Spear — A caveman whose tragedy begins when his mate and two children are attacked and devoured by a pack of horned theropods. Although he overcomes his initial urge to commit suicide, Spear is still learning to cope with the loss. Eventually, he develops a deep bond with Fang and is willing to make any personal sacrifice to protect her.

Fang — A medium-sized female Tyrannosaurus whose tragedy begins with the death of her hatchlings, caused by the same predators who killed Spear's loved ones. Initially, she attempts to assert her dominance over Spear, but eventually learns that it is far healthier to work in a partnership rather than with a pack mentality, and is willing to do anything to ensure his survival.

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Episodes

Color Season Episodes Toonami Premiere Toonami Finale
1 10 November 28, 2020
2 10 TBA

Broadcast History

The first 5 episodes of Primal premiered on Adult Swim the week of October 7-11, 2019. After a stealth premiere of the episode "Plague of Madness" on April Fools day 2020, the second half of the first season (5 episodes) aired on Sundays from October 4, 2020 to November 1, 2020.[3][2]

  • United States (Adult Swim) — October 7, 2019 - Present

Toonami Broadcast History

The entire first season aired on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on November 28, 2020 from 12:00-5:00 AM.[1]

  • United States (Adult Swim) — November 28, 2020[1]

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