Samurai Jack fans, this is not a drill. If you are one of the thousands of have been patiently awaiting the fifth season of Samurai Jack, then you should know that your wait is almost over. Thanks to Adult Swim, fans now know when the show’s new season will premiere, and it is sooner than you think.
During its nightly run, the late-night program played a special social media bump where it answered fans’ questions. When one fans asked whether Samurai Jack’s new season was still happening, this is what Adult Swim had to say.
“March 11th, 11:30 p.m. is what’s going on,” the bump wrote. Then, when another fans asked about the show, the bump simply asked, “What did we just say?”
Of course, fans were wondering is the show’s comeback was going to be done sooner rather than later. Not long ago, Samurai Jack was added back to Adult Swim’s line-up in a marathon fashion. On January 14th, the show was re-aired on the program, and fans were elated to see the critically acclaimed series back on their televisions.
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.
The premiere of the new season of Samurai Jack has finally been revealed. pic.twitter.com/qicRjJOYD4— Nate (@CabooseJr) January 23, 2017
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.