In less than a month, Adult Swim will be making a major wish come true for Samurai Jack fans. The late-night program is set to premiere the fifth season of the animated series on March 11th after years of waiting, and fans have not been shy about their excitement. Over the last two months, teasers and a full trailer for Samurai Jack’s comeback have filtered online, and now even more footage has hit the Internet thanks to an Adult Swim featurette about the show.
Over on the program’s website, a behind-the-scenes video featuring Samurai Jack’s creative time was uploaded. In the footage, fans can listen to Genndy Tartakovsky and Tyler Bates discuss the show’s cinematic use of sound and music. However, in the footage, fans will be quick to spot a slew of new scenes.
In the video, fans can see footage of Jack looking as weathered as ever during a round of meditation. Later in the video, fans then get a longer look at Jack as he commandeers a souped-up motorbike with spiked wheels during a battle. And, towards, the end, fans are treated to a slew of breathtaking scenery shots before Aku’s new cult of female warriors are seen making their way through a large maze.
You can see the clips for yourself below! And, if you are curious, you can check out the synopsis for season five of Samurai Jack below:
“It’s been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity.”
Airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami, Samurai Jack's 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.