Composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool 2, John Wick, 300, The Punisher, Watchmen) is reteaming with Genndy Tartakovsky on the upcoming Adult Swim animated series Primal. he is co-scoring the project with Joanne Higginbottom. The show revolves around a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction who become the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world. Tartakovsky has created the series and is also executive producing the Cartoon Network Studios and Studio La Cachette production. Bates has previously collaborated with Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania, Dexter’s Labaratory, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) on the final season of Samurai Jack, which he co-scored with Higginbottom & Dieter Hartmann. Primal will premiere later this year on Adult Swim.

Also coming up for Bates is the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw (to be released in theaters on August 2).

  1. Justin says:

    There was one thing that sucked about the final season of “Samurai Jack” — the score by Tyler Bates and the four or five other guys credited on each episode (yeah, apparently too hard a job for one or two people to do).

    This is deeply, deeply, deeply disappointing. Gennedy’s nonsensical explanations for why Venable didn’t score the final season didn’t make any sense and now I suspect it was all a load to begin with and there is some other reason (maybe a falling out, who knows) here.