Genndy Tartakovsky has had an extensive animation career who’s use of dramatic pacing, killer fight choreography, and stellar art withstands the test of time. After delivering a gorgeous fifth season of his fan-favorite series Samurai Jack, viewers were left wondering when we would get our next taste of colorful, stylized action.
Well, we don’t have to wait too long because Adult Swim recently dropped the first teaser trailer for Tartakovsky’s new limited series entitled Primal. From the trailer we can determine that the series will follow a caveman trying to survive in a violent prehistoric world.
Knowing Tartakovsky’s work, I suspect that a majority of the story will play out nonverbally, which is fitting for the time period. The series is animated by France’s Studio La Cachette, the same studio behind the Sucker of Souls episode of Love, Death, and Robots.
The art direction is new territory for Tartakovsky, with much sketchier linework than the clean outline-free look of Samurai Jack. However, the colors are just as lush as we’ve grown to expect and the rougher linework is a nice change of pace that also befits the subject matter.
Primal excites me because it opens the doors for Adult Swim to produce more action adventure shows instead of more rude sitcoms. This is also an original series from Tartakovsky and can be enjoyed because of it’s own merits free from expectations of pre-established properties. Primal also excites me because its another prime example of mature animation. I’ve been passionate about seeing adult cartoons for a long time and I’m thrilled that my favorite animation director is one of many leading the charge.
Expect more info on Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal this Fall.