The first promo art has surfaced for the hotly anticipated return of Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Samurai Jack.”
Arriving courtesy of Cartoon Brew, the image debuted at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market in France.
Announced in December, the new season of “Samurai Jack” is scheduled to air later this year as part of Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block.
Premiering in 2001, the acclaimed series follows a time-displaced samurai on a quest to defeating the shape-shifting demon Aku, who destroyed his father’s kingdom. Praised for its animation style and epic battle scenes, “Samurai Jack” aired for four seasons before being canceled in 2004 by Cartoon Network. During that time it earned four Emmy Awards.
Reports from Annecy indicate the 10-episode revival will be set 50 years after the events of Season 4, and have a darker, “more adult” tone than the previous episodes.
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