Samurai Jack season 5 will finally bring a conclusion to Genndy Tartakovsky’s acclaimed animated epic
After more than a decade since the original Cartoon Network series went off the air, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack is returning for his final chapter. Today, EW has a first look at Samurai Jack season 5, set to debut on Adult Swim Saturday, March 11 at 11:00pm ET/PT. Check it out in the player below and take a look at Samurai Jack season 5 stills in the gallery viewer below. Check back soon, too, for CS’ own exclusive interview with Tartakovsky himself!
“Long ago in a distant land,” reads the villainous Aku’s expositional monologue introduction to every episode of the original Samurai Jack series, “I, Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness, unleashed and unspeakable evil. But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time, and flung him into the future where my evil is law. Now the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku.”
But Jack never made it back to the past.
When Samurai Jack season 5 begins, it’s been 50 years since we saw the hero and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack (Phil Lamarr) has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity. His past haunts him as well as a cult of assassins dedicated to killing him for Aku’s glory.
Samurai Jack season 5 is created, executive produced and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
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