‘Samurai Jack’ revival coming to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim

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The ’90s revivals just keep coming. Hot off the heels of “Fuller House” and Nickelodeon making a “Hey Arnold!” TV movie, Cartoon Network has announced via the teaser promo below that “Samurai Jack,” the once-immensely popular show that aired from 2001 to 2004, will be returning in 2016.

Specifically, the network confirmed that the show will be a part of their Toonami block on Adult Swim, which mostly focuses on Japanese animation and programming.

There has always been some sort of desire one way or another to bring this show back, given that its style and story was so different than most other cartoon programming out there. Creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky is the architect behind the series, and luckily he is coming back, as well! We have a feeling that without his involvement, the enthusiasm for the show would not be anywhere close to what it is.

Unfortunately, there are not too many more available details at the moment, though we do not imagine this being particularly stunning given that the promo below is only six seconds long. We simply imagine that this was a mindful move by the network to be¬†ahead of the game when it comes to the TV revival crave. Everyone loves nostalgia, since it reminds them of a simpler time in their lives, and many of the people who grew up watching these shows is now right smack in the middle of the 18-49 demographic that networks look for. There’s a known market for this show, and therefore it makes more sense to bring it back than order something that is a little more of an enigma.

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