Of course as Cartoon Network fans know, the Samurai Jack series is set to make a return to the network during the Saturday night Toonami programming block in 2016.
Now we get a proper first look at Samurai Jack via Genndy Tartakovsky, who debuted the first look at the new Samurai Jack from the Annecy Festival D’Animation in France, which shows a tense Jack bathed in rain and blood
We want to see Aku, for sure now.
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 neverending mission to destroy the demon and return to his time.
Samurai Jack is set to premiere on Adult Swim in 2016