Adult Swim Makes a Splash at Comic-Con with ‘Vindicators 2’ Premiere, ‘Primal’ Panel, ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Float

Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults, excited fans at San Diego Comic-Con this year with a series of in-depth panels on hit series SMILING FRIENDS, Genndy Tartakovsky’s PrimalTuca & Bertie, and a premiere screening of the new Rick and Morty digital spin-off Vindicators 2.

Adult Swim also delighted fans with an eye-catching Tuca & Bertie float and a surprise peep-hole activation that gave attendees a preview of the upcoming Adult Swim Festival Block Party.

Sarah Carbiener
‘Vindicators 2’ executive producer Sarah Carbiener

Rick and Morty fans got a special treat with an exclusive debut of the new digital spin-off series Vindicators 2, featuring insights from executive producer Sarah Carbiener and Rick and Morty producer/writer Nick Rutherford. Following the digital series’ exclusive debut at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, all 10 episodes are now available to view on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel.

A prequel to Vindicators 3: The Return of WorldenderVindicators 2 follows the adventures of your old pals Supernova, Vance Maximus, Alan Rails, Million Ants, Crocubot and Noob Noob alongside their comrades Lady Katana, Diablo Verde and Calypso (RIP). Together the group will learn the truth behind the team’s epic battle with Doomnomitron.

Following Aquadonk Side Pieces and Alabama Jackson, Vindicators 2 is the third of four digital short series available on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel. The series is executive produced by Erica Rosbe, Sarah Carbiener, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.

Genndy Tartakovsky
‘Primal’ creator/writer/executive producer
Genndy Tartakovsky

The day after its Season 2 double-episode premiere on Adult Swim, animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky also wowed fans on Friday with an in-depth panel on the Emmy Award-winning series Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal.

Joined by art director Scott Wills, the panel also included a surprise appearance by voice actor Aaron LaPlante for a special live performance as Spear. Using no words, the audience was able to see first-hand the amount of emotion and complexity of LaPlante’s performance in a special “table read” led by Tartakovsky.

Zach Hadel and Michael Cusak
‘SMILING FRIENDS’ creators Zach Hadel and Michael Cusak

SMILING FRIENDS creators Michael Cusak and Zach Hadel enraptured fans with a live draw of fan-favorite characters Pim, Charlie and more during their panel on Friday.

Moderated by series co-star Joshua Tomar, the duo continued to showcase their creative process by illustrating new characters and scenarios on the spot, while fielding questions from the audience.

Tiffany Haddish
‘Tuca & Bertie’ star Tiffany Haddish

Adult Swim wrapped up its panel programming on Saturday to celebrate the return of Tuca & Bertie with a star-studded panel including Tiffany Haddish (Tuca), alongside Nicole Beyer (Gamby) and Sasheer Zamata (Kara), and creator and executive producer Lisa Hanawalt. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly executive TV editor Gerrad Hall, the hilarious panel also included a surprise video message from Ali Wong (Bertie).

After the panel, the stars delighted fans by posing in front of the massive Tuca & Bertie float which appeared on the bay just outside the Convention Center.


All photographs courtesy of Adult Swim. 



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