During the heyday of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block of programming the network was able to cater to a more mature audience with their shows, airing anime series like Cowboy Bebop, the experimental Home Movies and retro-soaked samurai series Samurai Jack. A particular favorite for viewers, Samurai Jack lasted four seasons for a total of 52 episodes before its run ended. Needless to say, it left fans of series hungry for more until over ten years later it was announced that Samurai Jack would be making its triumphant return in 2016.
Well, it’s 2016 right now and Samurai Jack has been promised to air at some point this year during the Toonami revival on Cartoon Network. In this newly-released featurette, the minds and voices behind the show talk about the rise in popularity for Samurai Jack after it went off the air, the decision-making process that played a role in the show’s return and what to expect of Jack when the show does return this year. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky also promises a deeper, more personal story this time out for the revival.
There is also a promise that the show will keep the same visual style even though technology has advanced heavily in the past ten years and that they’ll be utilizing more computer-based drawing and animation tools. There’s still no premiere date set just yet, but this video can give fans some hope that it’ll be revealed soon.