I loved Samurai Jack back when it aired in 2002-2007. Genndy Tartakovsky’s creative animation style was one of Cartoon Network’s best TV shows at the time that no other cartoon had at the time. Tartakovsky was one of the creative geniuses behind cartoon classics like Dexter’s Laboratory and Star Wars: Clone Wars. So to hear that it was going to be coming back, I was super excited to pick up where Jack had left off and to see the story finally come to an end.
What made Samurai Jack stand out what the multicultural aspects from both US and Asia were incorporated into a blend of pop art, Japanese culture, sci-fi, and even underground raver scene.
The premise of the show was about a samurai sent through time to the future where Aku controls the world. Samurai Jack fights to return home to the past and save the world.
The series was cut short, and the storyline was never resolved. We never discovered if Jack defeated Aku.
For the past ten years, Samurai Jack was meant to become a movie but never took off.
“I think through the years, after we finished Jack, almost every year it seems like Samurai Jack has gotten more and more popular and more and more people have seen it. I feel like it’s culminating to a fever pitch almost. 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.”
Scott Wills, Craig Kellman, and Lou Romano all give you small glimpses into a new version of Samurai Jack. The series picks off a few years after we’ve seen him in the original series. Tartakovsky pointed out that it will have a much more mature and darker tone than the previous show.
The series is set to end on Adult Swim.