Adult Swim Refreshes Its Slate With Brand-new Shows On Showmax

The acclaimed adult comedy brand, Adult Swim, exclusive to Showmax in Africa, will unleash brand-new, bold and irreverent content with the much-awaited launch of Rick and Morty Season 5, three new original series following the US premieres: YOLO: Crystal Fantasy (Season 1); Tigtone (Season 1 & 2); and The Eric Andre Show (Season 5), and The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special.

New episodes of Rick and Morty are on the horizon!

Adult Swim has announced its Emmy® Award-winning hit series will roll out the season five premiere across the globe starting on Sunday, 20 June at 11:00 PM ET/PT and are officially declaring it Rick and Morty Day. To join in the action, Rick and Morty enthusiasts across Africa can catch the new episodes from Monday, 21 June, just 24 hours after the US premiere, on the Adult Swim corner on Showmax. 

One of the most-binged series on Showmax, all previous seasons are currently available on the streaming platform. To keep fans going until the roll out of the new season, a Rick and Morty special, Rick and Morty In The Eternal Nightmare Machine, will launch on the Adult Swim corner on Showmax on Saturday, 1 May. In this new and original 8-bit animated adventure, the simulation is corrupt, repair the core!

Three brand-new shows, filled with dark humour, satirical fantasy, and anarchic animation, available from Monday, 17 May

YOLO: CRYSTAL FANTASY, Season 1

YOLO: Crystal Fantasy, a quarter-hour American animated comedy series created, and executive produced by Michael Cusack, follows two rowdy Australian party girls, Sarah and Rachel, looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hopeful horoscopes in the bizarre town of Wollongong. Sarah’s quest is to find love, whereas Rachel hungers for chaos, often bringing them into conflicts as they encounter surreal Australiana, strange bush creatures, and eccentric nomads.

TIGTONE, Season 1 & 2

Tigtone is the saga of the quest-addicted hero who slashes his way across a satirical fantasy universe with melodramatic ferocity, always obeying the letter of the law but never its spirit. Tigtone is created by Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, who also serve as executive producers with Blake Anderson (Workaholics). The quarter-hour, extremely funny animated series combines highly rendered, hand-painted fantasy art, motion capture performance, 2D animation, and pseudo-3D visual effects.

THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW, Season 5

The Eric Andre Show takes the elements of a traditional late-night talk show and ruins them. Likely the world’s most inept and violent host, Eric Andre interviews A-list talent (such as Seth Rogen, Wiz Kalifa, Judy Greer and Jimmy Kimmel) with the help of co-host Hannibal Buress. Created by Eric Andre, he hosts the most chaotic, unorthodox and surreal comedy chat show around…

Robot Chicken Takes on Riverdale High with

The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special

Finally, adding to all previous seasons (1 – 10) of Robot Chicken available on Showmax, the teens at Riverdale High are gifted with their very own skewering stop-motion half-hour special with The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special premiering Monday, 24 May (24 hours after the US premiere). Featuring a star-studded voice cast including Fred Armisen, Rachel Leigh Cook, Jane Lynch, Ryan Phillipe, Amy Sedaris, and more, Archie faces the action-packed return of Josie and the Pussycats from outer space to Riverdale in this animated comedy. Featuring the origin of Archie Andrews as only the Robot Chicken writers can tell it! This latest special joins the additional four Robot Chicken specials on the Adult Swim corner on Showmax:  Star Wars Specials #1, #2 and #3 and The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking.

The three new shows join the ranks of Adult Swim’s idiosyncratic, unhinged content line up including Mr. Pickles, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Lazor Wulf, and the Mr. Pickles spin-off, Momma Named Me Sheriff.

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About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is a WarnerMedia network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49 and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes. Airing exclusively on Showmax in English Speaking Africa, the channel offers international event launches and phenomenal shows such as Robot Chicken, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal and Rick and Morty, one of the most-watched series in South Africa in 2020.

By Andrew Germishuys

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