Netflix has released a new trailer for its upcoming animated show, Blue Eye Samurai, which will make its way to the streaming platform on November 3rd.
The show has been penned by Michael Green and Amber Noizumi. The former is responsible for co-writing incredibly successful screenplays such as Blade Runner 2049 and Logan, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.
Blue Eye Samurai is set in Edo-period Japan and follows Mizu, a sword master, voiced by Maya Erskine (PEN15). According to Netflix, “Our hero, Mizu, knows there were only four white men in Japan at the time of her birth and sets off to kill these men, one of whom might be her father, who made her a ‘creature of shame.'”
“But revenge is not an option for women, so Mizu must forge her revenge quest while hiding her gender as well as her blue eyes.”
In conversation with Netflix, Green explained, “We want people to sink into it and be taken by the story and the level of artistry and forget they’re watching animation.”
He continued, “We would love this to cross over into every interest — that if you like The Witcher, if you like animation, if you like Game of Thrones, if you like The Crown, if you like historical drama, if you like Shakespeare in Love, if you like Tarantino movies, there’s something in Blue Eye Samurai for you.”
Watch the new trailer below.