Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack: Season 5 (Revival) — Production Featurette


added: Mon, Jul 4th '16

X-Files, Full House, Gilmore Girls, Prison Break, ... and now Samurai Jack! Yup, it's safe to say that we're living in the age of the TV revival.

After a decade-long break, it seems Cartoon Network just "gotta get back, back to the past" as they are set to revive the cult animated series "Samurai Jack" -- about a righteous swordsman on a time-traveling quest to defeat an evil demon named AKU -- for a brand-new story arc set to air later in the year.

The series originally ran for four seasons from 2003-2007. Now, "Samurai Jack" will return for a new fifth season. And fans should expect a darker look and tone to their sword-wielding hero as the show will be joining Cartoon Network's late-night Adult Swim lineup.

"For the last ten years, we were trying to develop a movie," Samurai Jack creator/animation director Genndy Tartakovsky reveals in a newly-released behind-the-scenes production featurette (watch it above).

Frustrated and tired of taking the Hollywood route, Tartakovsky (who spent the last couple of years directing the Adam Sandler animated film "Hotel Transylvania" and its sequel) had some free time and thought, "maybe I should just finish (Samurai Jack) the way it really should be done in, like, a mini-series for television." And the rest kinda just fell into place from there.

Phil LaMarr will also be returning as the voice of the title character. Meanwhile, "Samurai Jack: Season 5 (Revival Miniseries)" doesn't have an official release date, as of yet.

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.


directed by   Genndy Tartakovsky

starring   Phil LaMarr

release date   March 11, 2017 (on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim)

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