Jack is back, and Adult Swim is gearing up to bring the beloved samurai back to audiences everywhere. Next month, the animated series will make a long-awaited return to television with its fifth season. The show, which first debuted back on Cartoon Network in 2001, has been a buzzing point for Adult Swim since the late-night program announced its decision to revive the series. And, now, the first teaser for the brand-new season has been dropped.
Over on Facebook, the official Adult Swim page uploaded a short clip of the show to tease fans. The footage kicks off with Jack in the rain with only his dark silhouette visible. Then, after the sounds of clashing swords echoes through, large font appears to spell out the words “Jack’s Back.” And, of course, the video then ends with a strike of li.ghtning illuminating Jack’s visibly older face.
Seriously, he looks like he’s ready for blood and Aku better be scared.
When the show returns, fans can expect to see Jack in a whole new light. The show’s tenure on Cartoon Network restricted the program to a TV-G rating, but the new clip has shown fans the new season of Samurai Jack will be rated TV-14. With that kind of rating, the show will be joining other late-night programs like Cowboy Bebop, Aqua Teen Hungerforce, and Family Guy.
Airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami, the Samurai Jack comeback had fans hyped last year when the network announced its development. The original series ran for four seasons from 2001 until 2004 and featured the time-traveling samurai prince as he fought against the shape-shifting demon Aku. Following the demon through time, the character assumed the name Jack once he traveled to a dystopian version of Earth to kill Aku before he could unleash unspeakable evil upon the universe.
Several cast members will be returning to the 10-episode season such as Phil LaMarr who originally voiced the show’s titular character. While LaMarr was initially unable to comment on his involvement with Samurai Jack’s fifth season, the actor was later able to do so following an appearance at AwesomeCon 2016.
Samurai Jack will return to Cartoon Network on March 11th for its fifth season over on Adult Swim.