‘Samurai Jack’ Return Sets March Premiere on Adult Swim
We’ve known since at least 2015 that Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack would live anew with an Adult Swim revival, and it might be time to get that theme stuck in your head again. The network has quietly confirmed a March premiere date for the returning series
Adult Swim used a quick bumper (h/t IGN) to confirm a March 11 premiere for the revived Genndy Tartakovsky series, setting Season 5 to bow at 11:30 P.M. Keeping Phil LaMarr in the title role, the new series takes place years after the original, while writer Darrick Bachman described of the return:
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.
We’ll likely see a full trailer before long, but watch the first Samurai Jack Season 5 featurette below while we wait.