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Jack is Back: Samurai Jack Returns to Adult Swim

| 2 Dec 2015 23:43

Samurai Jack's story will finally get some closure following an 11-year hiatus.

Samurai Jack fans are in for some good news today - Cartoon Network has announced that a new season of the series is in production, and will air during its Adult Swim block some time in 2016. What's more, series creator Genndy Tartakovsky will be back at the helm.

Samurai Jack was one of those cult cartoon classics of the early 2000s, telling the story of Jack, a time-lost samurai and his quest to return to the past and defeat an unspeakable evil. It was surprisingly deep for a children's cartoon, and featured absolutely beautiful artwork and animation. Jack's tale was never fully concluded (apart from some ambiguous hints), so this new season should help give fans the closure they have been waiting for.

It is entirely possible that veteran voice actor Phil Lamar will return to voice Jack, but unfortunately Mako Iwamatsu, the voice of Jack's rival Aku, passed away in 2006.

The original show had a 52-episode run from 2001 - 2005, meaning it's been more than 10 years since we last saw Jack. Samurai Jack's return wouldn't be the first old-school cartoon to make a comeback in 2016, as we recently heard that a new Hey Arnold! movie was currently in production.

We'll have more details on the show when they become available.

Source: Cartoon Network

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