Samurai Jack new season gets premiere date

Cartoon Network is set to bring back classic animated series Samurai Jack, and has received an official premiere date.

“Happy? #JackisBack,” the network’s late night block of programming Adult Swim noted on Twitter Tuesday alongside an image of series protagonist Aku and the date of March 11.

The network unveiled the start time for the premiere in-between commercial breaks on Adult Swim over the weekend.

First announced in December of 2015, Samurai Jack will be helmed once again by acclaimed animator Genndy Tartakovsky, most known for his work on Dexter’s Laboratory and most recently Hotel Transylvania.

The series originally debuted in 2001 and aired for 52 episodes before it was canceled in 2004. Samurai Jack followed the adventures of Jack as he fought his way back through time after being transported into a future where the evil wizard Aku had ruled the earth for centuries.

In a behind-the-scenes featurette released in July, Tartakovsky noted that for years he attempted to get a movie made that would wrap up the series however it never came to fruition.

This new season is said to be the final journey for Jack and the story will be properly concluded.

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