Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim channel has made an announcement that will get fans of the Genndy Tartakovsky-age of the network riled up. Samurai Jack is back!
Yes, you heard right. The legendary animation is due for a revitalisation of the franchise, with Genndy Tartakovsky as producer.
Adult Swim is excited to announce that JACK IS BACK. Creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new season that will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in 2016.
See the Samurai Jack “Jack Is Back” promo in the player below:
In the original series, Samurai Jack follows the story of a young prince (voiced by Phil LaMarr) from Feudal Japan, whose empire is overrun by a shape-shifting demon Aku (Mako Iwamatsu). As a child, the prince escapes destruction and travels the Earth training his mind and his body for years until he reaches adulthood, becoming a legendary samurai. He returns home to save his kingdom and banish Aku but before he is able to strike, Aku casts Samurai Jack into a time portal into the future where Aku is the supreme ruler of all. Jack then goes on an never-ending mission to destroy the demon and return to his time.
Samurai Jack is set to premiere on Adult Swim in 2016