Adult Swim producer Jason DeMarco has been lamenting the fact that Sony has been tightening it’s leash on IP’s that are under the umbrellas of Crunchyroll and Funimation and with Sentai Filmworks recently being acquired by AMC Networks, it’s looking like the future of Adult Swim relying solely on linear premieres and less on originals is going to be a thing of the past. That said, the Toonami action-toon lineup is promising weekly linear premieres of series for the duration of at least the first quarter of 2022.
For the weekend of January 8th the network began posting the linear premiere of Assassination Classroom Season Two, and starting this Saturday, it’s the linear premiere of Made in Abyss on Adult Swim. Toonami says “lots of deals” are in the works and will be announced in the forthcoming months. Adaptations of Uzumaki and Shenmue, both Adult Swim originals, are expected to premiere later this year. In the meantime, the lineup continues to air premiere episodes of Blade Runner: Black Lotus.
Quite possibly the best entertainment that Toonami producer Jason DeMarco provides, is his immense jealousy of Netflix animated series on Twitter.