Voices for Netflix's upcoming animated series include Maya Erskine, George Takei, Masi Oka and Randall Park, among others.
It's been a busy month for animated television on Netflix. The streaming service has “Blue Eye Samurai” illuminated in green, a new animated action series from Michael Green and Amber Noizumi.
The upcoming series focuses on a mixed sword master who leads a life in disguise while seeking revenge in Edo Period Japan.
The votes for Netflix's upcoming animated series include Maya Erskine, George Takei, Masi Oka, Randall Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Song, and Darren Barnet.
A release date for the project has not yet been set.
Green and Noizumi are acting as creators, showrunners, writers, and executive producers for the project. "Blue Eye Samurai" is produced by Jane Wu, who will also act as supervisor. Erwin Stoff will work as Executive Producer.
“Our story is a larger than life action adventure that took place 400 years ago. The themes of "Blue Eye Samurai", however, are timely and the inspiration is deeply personal. We are grateful for Netflix's passion for this story and for their bold vision for high-quality animated drama, "said Green and Noizumi in a statement.
"Blue Eye Samurai" is the latest in a series of high-profile language roles for Erskine. She was recently on Warner Bros. Pictures' "Scoob!" It premiered in May and appeared in episodes of BoJack Horseman, Bob's Burgers and Crossing Swords earlier this year.
The Blue Eye Samurai announcement is one of several animation projects that Netflix launched in October. The streaming service recently revealed the trailer for "Blood of Zeus", an original animated project from the studio behind Netflix's popular "Castlevania" series, which is an adaptation of the classic video game franchise. "Blood of Zeus" premieres on Netflix on October 27th. Netflix recently announced a new Godzilla anime, subtitled "Singular Point," which will premiere sometime in 2021.
Streaming services are increasingly warming to animated adult projects to address new demographics. Netflix has already had success with the aforementioned Castlevania and critically acclaimed BoJack Horseman and F Is For Family, while WarnerMedia's HBO Max's Close Enough was one of the first original releases from the streaming service and Crossing Swords "premiered on Hulu in June.