It was late 2015 when we first heard about the possible return of Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack to the small screen. The series revival had a vague date of “sometime in 2016,” but the year came and went without nary a word.
But there’s word now.
Yesterday, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim put out a brief trailer for the upcoming season (which will now premiere in a few months), and it looks absolutely amazing. Apparently it’s been 50 years for Jack since we last saw him take on the evil Aku, and while he hasn’t aged, he’s a bit worse for wear mentally.
This thing is going to be great.
Samurai Jack returns to televsion screens March 11th on Adult Swim.
On this episode, recorded live at the first Nerd & Tie Expo, we mourn the loss of C. Martin Crocker, celebrate Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy win, stare blankly at the live action Ghost in the Shell teasers, discuss Peter Capaldi appearing on the upcoming Doctor Who spin off Class, consider the Black Lightning pilot ordered by Fox, and lament the delay of Star Trek: Discovery to next May.
We also do mailbag, respond to the audience, and Nick says something really weird in front of Voice Actress Tiffany Grant.
Cartoon Network’s Justice League Action has been in development since last fall. It’s a pretty exciting thing, especially since Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will both be returning to the roles of Batman and The Joker respectively.
Well, we finally know what the designs of the full cast look like now. Someone took a snapshot at the Kre8tif Conference 2016 during a presentation which revealed the upcoming show’s character designs:
It looks like we’re going for a pretty large cast, and it’s nice to see Harley Quinn back in her classic costume for once.
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network, and it was probably one of the most interesting, stylistic shows to come out of American animation in a long time. It’s been a long time since we saw the heroic Jack take on the evil Aku though.
Well, since everything old is new again, after over a decade of silence, Samurai Jack is back… or at least will be in 2016.
Earlier today, Adult Swim put out a very brief teaser:
We know very little right now, beyond the vague 2016 date. It will return on Adult Swim this time around and series creator Genndy Tartakovsky is involved, but that’s it. Nothing else really seems to be out there yet.
DC’s Justice League may be slowly marching towards cinema screens, but there hasn’t really been a kid-focused version of the brand for a while — or at least not since the Bruce Timm series went off the air.
Well, we might be getting a new Justice League animated series it seems. World’s Finest Online asked Cartoon Network Canada if they would be airing a new Justice League series this year via Facebook and got the following response:
Now, this exploded across the internet pretty instantly — probably faster than anyone at Cartoon Network Canada (or at least the intern who runs the Facebook page) expected. To quell the rumors, they later sent World’s Finest Online the following:
Now, in all likelihood what’s happened is that a show is in development, but that it’s too early to make any announcements. Contracts may not be signed yet, and the whole thing may just be too unstable for anything to be said publicly yet.
But dollars to doughnuts? This is a thing that is happening.