After almost 12 years, Samurai Jack is back for a fifth and final season on Adult Swim. The new season is said to offer an older more mature plot with significantly more mature themes being explored.
Samurai Jack Season 5 (2017) will feature a near-defeated Jack almost 50 years after the final episode of season 4. Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel and with Aku having succeeding in destroying every remaining time portal, the Samurai has lost his purpose and his inner demons have risen to slowly pull him into his grave. The series will see the return of the series creator, Genndy Tartakovsky and will be featured on Adult Swims Toonami with a revised TV-14-V age restriction.
The original Samurai Jack series aired on Cartoon Network from 2002 to 2005 with a total of 52 episodes. The intricate plot, flawless artwork and never-seen-before animation style brought the show and its creator multiple awards including 4 Primetime Emmy Awards, 6 Annie Awards and an OIAF Award. The rebirth of the show on a more adult-focused broadcast channel came about following Adult Swim’s decision to reair old episodes of the show during the action-centric Toonami. The response from their viewers was unprecedented and by December 2015, the fifth and final season had been green-lit.
Samurai Jack premieres Saturday, 11th March at 11pm ET/PT on Adult Swim.