‘Samurai Jack’ Returns in 2016!

By December 2, 2015

Jack is back baby! You heard that right folks Samurai Jack is coming back! Adult Swim has announced that Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack is returning to Cartoon Network in 2016. This is incredible news!

Samurai Jack is an absolute gem. In fact it’s more than a gem, it’s a masterpiece. Samurai Jack first premiered on Cartoon Network back in 2001. It follows the story of a lone Samurai who was flung far into the future by Aku, the shapeshifting master of darkness. The Samurai, referred to only as Jack, wanders this futuristic world that is now controlled by Aku as he merely tries to survive and find a way back to his own time.


Samurai Jack is beautifully animated and has some of the best action scenes you will ever see. The series was a perfect blend of sword wielding samurai action and sci-fi fantasy spectacle. Not only are the action and visuals a sight to behold but the story telling was also top notch. Some episodes even had absolutely zero dialogue and just relied on what you could see and those were often just as engaging as those with dialogue. Sometimes even more so.

The series ran for four season (52 episodes) before it just ended. There was no conclusion or finality to it. Jack continued to wander the globe making new friends and enemies as he searched for a way home and to bring an end to Aku’s reign of terror.

Genndy Tartakovsky will be returning to helm Samurai Jack’s return but it is unclear if it will be a mini-series or a return of a full series. This is all incredibly exciting! I can’t wait for some all new adventures with Samurai Jack!

“Gotta get back. Back to the past. Samurai Jack. Jack Jack, Jack Jack Jack!”

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Christopher Skalicky
Chris, a film and television junkie, grew up on Star Wars, all things Disney, Stargate SG-1 and a healthy dose of John Wayne. When not thinking about movies he is busy being an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He will also argue that Surf Ninjas is the greatest movie about surfing ninjas ever made. Tweet him at @Schlick51