Over a decade later, Samurai Jack will travel back in time again to defeat Aku the tyrannical demon in a whole new season of “Samurai Jack”!
American cable network Adult Swim announced that the iconic animated TV series, “Samurai Jack”, will return to Toonami in 2016.
“Samurai Jack” was created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series premiered in 2001 with a TV movie called “The Premiere Movie”. It follows a time-displaced samurai named Jack in his singular quest to travel back in time and defeat the evil demon, Aku.
The iconic animated show is known for its cinematic atmosphere and masking-based animation style. It also became a cult favourite due to its battle scenes which pay homage to samurai films.
The show, which was aired for 4 seasons and 52 episodes, earned 4 Primetime Emmy Awards, 6 Annie Awards, and 1 OIAF Award, as well as 8 additional nominations. Unfortunately, it was cut short in 2004 due to the declining ratings. The series was then continued in the form of “Samurai Jack” comics from 2013 to 2015.
Details regarding the new season of “Samurai Jack” are not disclosed, but Tartakovsky himself will return to produce it at Cartoon Network Studios.
Tartakovsky is the animator behind some of the highly acclaimed cartoon series and cult favourites like “Dexter’s Laboratory” and the animated “Star Wars: Clone Wars” microseries. In 2011, he made his feature film debut with Sony Pictures Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania” and helmed its sequel this year.
Back in 2009, it was announced that he would write and direct a “Samurai Jack” film from Fred Seibert’s Frederator Studios and J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. However, the project had been shelved.
Check out the teaser for the new season of “Samurai Jack” below:
So, are you excited to see the all-new episodes of “Samurai Jack”? Do you think the story ended well and should be left alone? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Comic Book.