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Adult Swim Returns to San Diego Comic-Con

Adult Swim Returns to San Diego Comic-Con to Celebrate Hit Animated Series

Featured Talent Includes Tuca & Bertie Star Tiffany Haddish and Animation Legend Genndy Tartakovsky

Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults, returns to San Diego with a series of panels that dive into the network’s most celebrated animated series. From the Emmy® Award-winning adventure series Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal to the animated comedies Tuca & Bertie and SMILING FRIENDS, Adult Swim fans will have a chance to go behind-the-scenes of their favorite Adult Swim series. Plus attendees will also get a first-ever look at the highly-anticipated Rick and Morty digital spin-off short series The Vindicators with a special fan screening.

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Featuring top creators and voice talent, Adult Swim’s programming schedule at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 includes:

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal Season Two Discussion and Q&A
Friday, July 22, 1:00 – 1:45 PM PT

After winning five Emmy® Awards including “Outstanding Animated Program,” the second season of Genndy Tartakovksy’s Primal returns to Adult Swim. Join Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s LaboratorySamurai JackStar Wars: Clone Wars) and Art Director Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy ShowSamurai Jack) for a deep dive into the second season of the acclaimed animation adventure. 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

SMILING FRIENDS Discussion and Q&A
Friday, July 22, 12:00 – 12:45 PM PT

Join Michael Cusak and Zach Hadel, the creators behind the new Adult Swim animated series SMILING FRIENDS to find out what’s in store for Pim, Charlie and the rest of the company dedicated to bringing happiness to their bizarre yet colorful world. 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Rick and Morty: The Vindicators Screening and Q&A
Friday, July 22, 2:00 – 2:45 PM PT

Calling all Rick and Morty fans! Join executive producer Sarah Carbiener and Rick and Morty producer/writer Nick Rutherford for a first look at the Adult Swim digital series based on characters from Rick and Morty. Be the first to watch Supernova, Vance Maximus, Alan Rails, Crocubot and Noob Noob fight crime, avert genocides, and yuk it up without Rick and Morty. 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Tuca & Bertie Season Three Discussion and Q&A
Saturday, July 23, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM PT

This summer is sure to sizzle with the highly anticipated return of Tuca & Bertieon Adult Swim! Creator and Executive Producer Lisa Hanawalt will join series star Tiffany Haddish (Tuca), alongside Nicole Beyer (Gamby) and Sasheer Zamata (Kara), to dive into the upcoming third season of the Adult Swim animated comedy about colorful bird girl besties who navigate the ups and downs of adulting in life, love, and everything in between.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Fans will also have a chance to meet Genndy Tartakovsky at a special limited signing for Genndy Tartakovksy’s Primal on Friday, July 22nd. Keep an eye on this page for more details.

Giveaways of special Adult Swim prizes will be available in limited supply via the “HBO Max Drop Zones,” which will serve as beacons for HBO Max activity across San Diego Comic-Con. Each visit to a Drop Zone will present attendees with unique giveaways: custom content, swag, VIP seats to panels/screenings, and more.

Attending fans can expect fun Adult Swim surprises throughout the weekend. See you in San Diego! 

Rick and Morty: The Vindicators

About Adult Swim:
Adult Swim
 is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and MortyGenndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You.  Fan-favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate PrincessBlade Runner: Black LotusShenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL.  The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians.  Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.

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