With live-action productions being difficult to come by nowadays, many studios are looking to up their animation game by landing the rights to new animated series. As such, Netflix has ordered Michael Green and Amber Noizumi’s Blue Eye Samurai animated series to screen. Want to know the best part? Blue Eye Samurai already has some serious talent attached to it with Maya Erskine, George Takei, Masi Oka, Randall Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Song, and Darren Barnet all set to star.
According to reports, Blue Eye Samurai centers on a mixed-race master (Erskine) of the sword who lives a life in disguise while seeking revenge in Edo-period Japan.
Green and Noizumi created the series and will serve as writers and executive producers.
“Our story is a larger-than-life action-adventure that takes place 400 years ago, yet Blue Eye Samurai’s themes are of the moment and the inspiration is deeply personal. We are grateful for Netflix’s passion for this story and for their bold vision for sophisticated animated drama,” said Green and Noizumi in a statement.
Jane Wu (GOLD MOUNTAIN, Jackie Chan Adventures) will fill the roles of supervising director and a producer, while Erwin Stoff (EDGE OF TOMORROW) will executive produce.
Little else is known about the project at this time other than that the world could always use more animated adventures, especially of the samurai variety. Plus, did you see the casting call on this thing? Hot damn! That’s a lot of talent under one roof, which is sure to bode well for this intriguing animated endeavor.