Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal Season 2 E04 Preview: Spear Unleashed

Next Thursday brings the fourth chapter of Adult Swim's Emmy Award-winning Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal, and with it, a whole lot of trouble for Spear and Fang as their quest to find Mira has come to an end… and a whole new world of danger has now opened up to them as they face off with the warrior clan that enslaved Mira. In the following clip for S02E04 "The Red Mist," Spear and Fang are severely outnumbered in their stand against the Vikings. But this is Spear we're talking about… he's not taking Mira being kidnapped lightly.

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With the series three episodes into its 10-episode run on Thursdays on Adult Swim (and the next day on HBO Max, with the season finale set for September 15), here's a look at a sneak peek of Adult Swim's Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal Season 2 (followed by a look back at the official trailer):

Speaking with EW, Genndy Tartakovsky shared what viewers will find different in the second season compared to what they've experienced so far. "The introduction of Mira gives light that there is more civilization out there that's more advanced. Once you get to ancient civilizations, you go instantly to, like, Pharaohs, Stargate, 10,0000 BC, all those movies. I realized everything we were talking about felt too cliché, too done. So we broke everything down and restarted, and came up with a direction that is more unique. It's gonna keep you on your toes, and basically, from [episode] 11 to 20, it's one story. That's the big difference from the first season," the series creator explained.

Tartakovsky continued, "It's even more emotionally complex. The action is on a scale beyond what we've done, and it keeps getting amped up as we go deeper and deeper into the season. There's shock in it. There's a big surprise that's either going to get people to hate me or enjoy it, but as a storyteller, this is me having fun. It's super Heavy Metal–ish. It's still pulpy, but at its core, the character story between Fang and Spear — it goes bonkers. That was the best surprise of the first season. It wasn't the violence — it was their relationship that people picked up on. As a filmmaker and storyteller, that's what you're most excited about."

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