‘Samurai Jack’ Lives Anew in Season 5 Featurette for 2016 Return
Among the many TV revivals already in progress, few have excited fans the way Adult Swim promises to resurrect Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack in the coming months. We’ve seen a few teases, but go behind the scenes with creator Genndy Tartakovsky, voice Phil LaMarr and more with a fresh look at the 2016 revival!
The weekend’s Toonami panel at Anime Expo debuted a new behind-the-scenes reel for the long-awaited revival, offering both new story details and a glimpse at updated animation techniques. The new series will take place years after the original, while writer Darrick Bachman says (via IGN):
I think we’re going to see [Jack] in a new light because we’re going to see him from a different standpoint. In the original series he was very heroic person on a very rigid quest. Now we pick up with him an it’s many years after the fact and he’s a little bit lost. So it’s a story of redemption and him trying to find who he is again.
Samurai Jack Season 5 lacks an official premiere date after its December announcement, but what should we expect from the weathered, katana-wielding hero’s return?