Samurai Jack fans, control yourselves! After years of waiting, the acclaimed series is returning, and Toonami has just dropped the first trailer for the show's long-awaited fifth season. And, if you are a fan of the series, then you will want to check out the trailer ASAP.
In the trailer, fans can see Jack living alone in the future as time slips past him. More than fifty years have passed since fans last saw the wayward samurai, and Jack is in a dark place. The man says time no longer has an effect on him yet the suffering around him continues - and even Jack's former clean-shaven self is disappointed in Jack's fall. However, not even a bout of depression can hold down the warrior for long. With Aku strangling the past, present, and future, Jack rediscovers his purpose and swears to return to his own time. But, before he can do so, Jack will have to face a slew of new enemies who are destined to kill Jack. And, well - the Samurai isn't too pleased with the thought of his death.
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.