Friday, October 9, 2020

Netflix Orders Animated Action Series 'Blue Eye Samurai' Starring Maya Erskine, Randall Park and George Takei

Netflix has today given a series order to the original animated series Blue Eye Samurai created by Michael Green and Amber Noizumi. 

The series centers on a mixed-race master of the sword who lives a life in disguise while seeking revenge in Edo-period Japan.

The voice cast features Maya Erskine, George Takei, Masi Oka, Randall Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Song and Darren Barnet.

Green and Noizumi will serve as showrunners. They will also executive produce with Erwin Stoff. Jane Wu will direct and serve as a supervising producer.

"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," said Green and Noizumi. "We are grateful for Netflix's passion for this story and for their bold vision for sophisticated animated drama."