Creator Genndy Tartakovsky is bringing back everyone’s favorite animated samurai to Cartoon Network. In 2016, Samurai Jack fans will get an entire new season of moody, cool adventures detailing Jack’s quest to defeat the villainous Aku and escape to his own time once more. According to Comic Book Resources, production on the new season is already happening and the network gave everyone a taste with a seven-second YouTube teaser.
The series initially ran on Cartoon Network from 2001-2004, garnering a handful of Emmy Awards before its demise. Although the show was gone it was not forgotten, thanks to repeats and a growing cult fanbase. In 2013, the sword-wielding hero continued his eternal fight in a 20-issue comic book series from IDW, which wrapped up its final issue this summer.
Although Tartakovsky has been busy in the last decade with Star Wars: The Clone Wars along with the blockbuster animated films Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, Jack has never been far from his mind.
“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,” he told ComicBook.com in September. “I feel like it’s culminating to a fever pitch almost. I feel like it’s time to maybe finish the story.”
The news of a new Samurai Jack series is a welcome relief to fans, since work on a Samurai Jack movie was reported to have started in 2012 but nothing ever came of it. Now, however, they have the official word that the new season will be part of Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block. Maybe this time around, Jack will finally get his revenge on Aku and wander no more.