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This is when I’m thankful we have a ‘general’ section.

You might remember Genndy Tartakovsky from your childhood, creator of Cartoon Network animated series such as Dexter’s Lab, Star Wars: Clone Wars and co-creator to Sym-Bionic Titan.

And of course there is Samurai Jack, a story of a samurai on a quest to kill the evil demon known as Aku.  The original 22 minute series ran from August 2001 until it was cancelled after its fourth season in 2004 after 52 episodes.  The show won 4 Primetime Emmy Awards, 6 Annie Awards, and 1 OIAF Award along with close to a dozen other nominations.  The series was known for its animation style, battle scenes and movie like story.

Well good news everyone.  Toonami (and Adult Swim) announced roughly noonish today that a new season of the show is currently under production.  The announcement was made across social media (Facebook, Tumblr), will premiere sometime in 2016, and being continued by Genndy Tartakovsky.

“I feel like it’s culminating to a fever pitch almost.” said Tartakovsky in a previous interview with ComicBook.com. “I feel like it’s time to maybe finish the story. We’ve been trying to get the feature off the ground but maybe that’s just fate’s way of saying this is a television thing and maybe it should be a mini-series or something like that.” (source)

So, might be time to freshen up on the series if its been awhile, or like myself, haven’t taken the pleasure of watching it fully.  There are only so many hours in the day.

  • Alan Back

    Samurai Jack is one series that absolutely deserves another chance. I loved the original four seasons on Cartoon Network, and the fact that the show just ended without any sort of resolution always bothered me. An epic story like this isn’t something you just drop and walk away from. I’ll be looking forward to what Genndy and company come up with this time around.

    I do wonder who they’ll get to voice Aku, though. Mako’s over-the-top delivery was as hilarious as it was creepy.

    • His understudy Greg Baldwin is an obvious choice. He replaced him in “Korra” and you couldn’t probably tell the difference……

      • Alan Back

        I hadn’t known about that; it’s certainly a plausible idea.