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Netflix has greenlit CG animated series titled “Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles,” which will be based on Stan Sakai’s long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic books. The logline: The comedy-action series will tell the story of teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendant of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, on his epic quest to become a true samurai. But he isn’t alone! He leads a ragtag team of misfit heroes – including a roguish bounty hunter, a cunning ninja, an acrobatic pickpocket, and a faithful pet lizard – as he battles depth-charging moles, metal-tipped winged bats, and monsters from another dimension, all in the pursuit to become the best samurai Usagi!
“Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles” will be executive produced by Stan Sakai, who is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the comic book series. Candie and Doug Langdale have also signed on the project as showrunners and executive producers. It is a co-production by Gaumont, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Atomic Monster with will also be executive produced by Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Chris Tongue Michael Clear, and Rob Hackett.