‘Primal’: Genndy Tartakovsky Made a Fresh New Adventure Story That Sounds as Stunning as It Looks

‘Primal’: Genndy Tartakovsky Made a Fresh New Adventure Story That Sounds as Stunning as It Looks
The characters in Genndy Tartakovsky’s latest animated series “Primal” don’t have dialogue. But as the creator and director explains, there’s something else missing from “Primal” that sets it apart.

“We definitely didn’t want to do a main villain. In this subject matter, it goes cliche super fast,” Tartakovsky told IndieWire. “In my first, early iteration, I thought, ‘Well, maybe halfway through the season when you need to introduce something besides just nature or normal world danger.’ And so I had this Pharaoh character. But it was like instantly ‘10,000 BC’ or ‘Stargate’ or you can name five movies that have done stuff like that. I really tried to go against the grain as far as what’s been done in this genre, and try to find original takes on it.”

So instead, “Primal” takes the traditional antagonist role and spreads it out over all that nature has to offer.
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