Adult Swim Premieres For The Weekend Of August 12


This week’s Adult Swim premieres are the same deal as the last few weeks — Primal on Thursday (AKA today), Tuca & Bertie on Sunday.

We have no idea if tonight’s episode of Primal is the midseason finale. The previous two times the show has run, it’s been in five-episode bites with a year or so between them. This is the fifth episode, but AS hasn’t used the words “season finale” or “midseason finale” or anything, so we have no idea if there’s more Primal next week or a repeat. What we do know is….nothing, because we can’t see it.

Literally, AS can’t show anything from tonight’s episode because their contract with Genndy gives him control over what appears in the promos. (That must be a nice contract to have!) And apparently anything would be a big spoiler. The show left off with what had to be the most violent thing AS has ever aired with Spear and Fang at war against an entire Viking clan. They managed to win, but the chieftain wasn’t there, and when he returned and saw everyone slaughtered he vowed revenge. Will he get it? For the next few hours, no one except Genndy knows.

Primal airs tonight, Thursday, August 4 at 12 AM ET/PT. If you miss this showing, you can catch the same episode when it reruns on Toonami Saturday night at 12 AM ET/PT. And of course it will be on HBO Max the next day.

After that, on Sunday, the latest Tuca & Bertie adventure will premiere. According to Adult Swim’s official description of the episode, “being an architect’s tough, and in ‘A Very Speckle Episode’ Speckle’s thiiiiiis close to losing it. Meanwhile, Tuca dips into astrology and goes HARD.” But since when does Tuca go soft into anything?

All episodes from any AS show can be viewed multiple ways: the network itself, Adult, and the Adult Swim app.