All September long, IGN is highlighting the best TV coming your way in the 2019-2020 season. Today we’re looking at Primal, the latest animated project from Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory creator Genndy Tartakovsky. Primal is a major departure from Tartakovsky’s previous work in more ways than one. It’s a prehistoric fantasy series where a caveman and a dinosaur band together to survive. It’s also completely dialogue-free. We were able to chat with Tartakovsky recently to learn more about Primal’s unique brand of visceral storytelling.
As different as Primal is in terms of plot, tone and subject matter, it’s also a series that should be instantly recognizable to fans of Tartakovsy’s previous Cartoon Network projects. His distinctive character designs and haunting environments couldn’t be mistaken for the work of any other animator.