“Samurai Jack,” an animated series which won four Emmy Awards, is slated to return to Adult Swim next year, the network announced. The show is in production in Los Angeles.
After over 10 years on ice, Samurai Jack is heading back to Cartoon Network next year. Adult Swim just announced that Genndy Tartakovsky, the animator behind the acclaimed series as well as favorites like Dexter’s Laboratory and the animated Star Wars: Clone Wars microseries, is back to produce a new season that will land on Toonami in 2016.
Samurai Jack debuted in 2001, and, over the course of four seasons and 52 episodes, went on to become a cult favorite. The series follows a samurai only known as Jack, who is sent to the distant future by the evil demon Aku. The series earned two Emmys during its run, but was cancelled in 2004, cutting Jack’s adventures short. Now, the journey can continue.