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Netflix's Blue Eye Samurai Animated Series Casts MCU, Star Trek and Heroes Alums

Netflix has acquired yet another animated show in the action-adventure series Blue Eye Samurai, which currently boasts a voice cast that includes Star Trek and Heroes alumni.

According to Deadline, Blue Eye Samurai tells the tale of "a mixed-race master of the sword who lives a life in disguise while seeking revenge in Edo-period Japan." The titular samurai will be voiced by PEN15's Maya Erskine, with George Takei, Masi Oka, Randall Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Song and Darren Barnet rounding out the supporting cast.

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Many of these supporting actors have prior experience in the action and sci-fi genres. Takei famously played Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series and has since gone on to reprise his role as Sulu across multiple movies, shows and web content. Oka played the time-manipulating Hiro Nakamura in NBC's Heroes, as well as its follow-up miniseries Heroes Reborn. Park (Fresh Off the Boat), appeared in 2018's Ant-Man and the Wasp as FBI agent Jimmy Woo and is currently set to return as Woo for the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision, which will release in December.

Blue Eye Samurai will be co-created, written and executive produced by Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049) and Amber Noizumi. In a statement, Green and Noizumi described their show as "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."

So far, no official release date has been set for Blue Eye Samurai.

Source: Deadline

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