Creator Genndy Tartakovsky is bringing Samurai Jack back to Cartoon Network with all-new episodes in 2016!
The epic story of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack is not over! Cartoon Network announced today that Samurai Jack will be returning to Adult Swim’s Toonami in 2016 with brand-new episodes! Tartakovsky himself, who has recently been busy with big screen films like Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, will be returning for the new episodes. You can check out a brief teaser for the new Samurai Jack in the player below and, beneath that, take a look at the new series’ poster art.
“Long ago in a distant land,” reads the villain’s expositional monologue introduction to every episode of the original Samurai Jack series, “I, Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness, unleashed and unspeakable evil. But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time, and flung him into the future where my evil is law. Now the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku.”
The original Samurai Jack series ran from 2001 to 2004 with a total of 52 episodes. Since the end of its run, Tartakovsky has teased the character’s return. Earlier rumors suggested that he might even bring Jack to the big screen. If you missed it earlier this year, be sure to check out ComingSoon.net’s recent interview with Tartakovsky tied to the release of the Hotel Transylvania sequel.
Are you glad to see that Samurai Jack will be returning or do you think the story ended at the right place and is better left alone? Let us know in the comments below and check back for updates on the new Samurai Jack series as they become available.