Toonami Announces Primal Thanksgiving Marathon Saturday, November 28th

Last Updated on by Joshua Mathieu (Jmb a.k.a. The Boss)


Toonami announced today on Facebook that they will be airing a marathon of Primal Season 1 on November 28th from 12:00 am to 5:00 am. The announcement is as follows:

“To celebrate the first season of Primal coming to HBO Max, we’re running a special Thanksgiving marathon! On November 28th from midnight to 5a, check out Toonami’s Primal marathon and scan the QR code that will run on-air to score a free trial of HBO Max.

So chow down your Thanksgiving leftovers with Toonami, and check out more of our favorite shows on HBO Max!”

Adult Swim gives the following synopsis for Primal:

“Combining artistry, emotion and flat out action, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal follows the tale of a caveman at the dawn of evolution as he forms an unlikely friendship with an almost extinct dinosaur. The series comes from Genndy Tartakovsky, the visionary creator behind the Emmy┬« award-winning series Samurai Jack.

With suspense, heartbreak, excitement, love and fear all without a single word of dialogue, the series is a painting come to life, relying solely on music and graphic imagery to tell the story of two unlikely allies as they navigate through a treacherous world. After bonding over unfortunate tragedies, they seem to become each other’s only hope of survival against a common enemy.

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal was created by Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack) with art direction from Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack), music composition from Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Samurai Jack) and voice talent provided by Aaron LaPlante (Digimon Adventure tri, Samurai Jack)”

Primal premiered on Adult Swim on October 7, 2019 with the first five episodes of the first season, with the 2nd half premiering almost a year later on October 4, 2020. Primal Season 1 consists of a total of 10 episodes.

You can check out a review of Primal that our colleague Samuel Clutters wrote here:

Primal The Journey So Far

And you can also catch his editorial on why Primal not originally coming to Toonami wasn’t necessarily a bad thing here:

Primal Is Not Toonami Bound And That Is Okay