Adult Swim Wins Emmy For Primal; Adds More Robot Chicken And Rick & Morty To Showmax

Robot Chicken is back, now starring Joe Exotic

Season 11 of Adult Swim’s off-the-wall, stop-motion comedy series Robot Chicken is now streaming on Showmax, with the first five episodes available to binge now and new episodes coming Tuesdays to Fridays until 24 September 2021. 

In Season 11, no corner of pop culture is safe from Robot Chicken’s satirical gaze, from Joe Exotic to Peppa Pig. As always, expect insanity and absurdity: think Larry David joining The Avengersand quickly curbing their enthusiasm (watch) or Midsommar reimagined with Sylvanians (watch). The Nerd and fan-favourite Bitch Pudding are also back, along with a spooky Halloween-themed episode.

Created andexecutive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, Robot Chicken has won six Emmys since debuting in 2005; its 200th episode, Endgame, was nominated again for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys. 

Binge all eleven seasons of Robot Chicken on Showmax:

Primal wins Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program

While Robot Chicken didn’t win this time, another Adult Swim favourite on Showmax did: Primal took home Outstanding Animated Program for Plague of Madness, beating the likes of Big Mouth, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and South Park. Storyboard artist David Krentz also received an Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy for his work on Primal

From Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Hotel Transylvania), Primal follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. The two creatures, one on the way out and one on the way in, become each other’s only hope of survival in a treacherous world.

The two Emmys are just the latest in a string of accolades for the show, including three Outstanding Achievement In Animation Awards at the 2020 Emmys, for storyboard artist Genndy Tartakovsky, art director Scott Wills, and character designer Stephen DeStefano; as well as Best General Audience Animated Productionand Best Directing at the 2021 Annie Awards. Primal is also currently nominated at the 2021 Saturn Awards for Best Animated Series On Television by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Binge Primal S1 on Showmax:

Rick and Morty S5 now available to binge

Season 5 of Rick and Morty is now available to binge on Showmax. Rick and Morty won its second Outstanding Animated Program Emmy in three years in 2020 and is currently the 14th highest-rated series of all time on IMDb, with a 9.2/10 rating from over 400 000 fans. That makes Rick and Morty the second highest-rated animated series of all time, behind only Avatar: The Last Airbender

Sociopathic genius scientist Rick Sanchez lives with his daughter Beth’s family, constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty on insanely dangerous adventures across the multiverse.

Alison Brie, a Critics’ Choice nominee for Glow and Community, and an Annie Award nominee for Bojack Horseman, joins the voice cast this season, as do the likes of six-time Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan (Bob’s Burgers, Star vs. The Forces of Evil) and Teen Choice winner Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus, Gravity Falls, American Pie).

Binge all five seasons of Rick and Morty on Showmax:

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Adult Swim (, 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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