Samurai Jack: Season 5 Behind the Scenes

ICYMI, last year in December, Adult Swim announced that the hit series Samurai Jack will be returning to the small screen after a gap of twelve years.

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The announcement was met with much enthusiasm all over the internet. The series was a hit back in the day spanning 52 episodes over four years from 2001 to 2004. The show had also received multiple Annie and Prime Time Emmy Awards.

Recently, at the Annecy Animation Festival, new concept art from the series was revealed.

First promo art from Genndy Tartakovsky's new "Samurai Jack" debuted at #annecyfestival

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A new video from the Adult Swim YouTube channel goes a little in depth about the series. We see the creator Genndy Tartakovsky and Phil LaMarr (who voices the titular character) discussing about bringing the character back for the fifth season and give him an ending he deserves. The creators also talk about how the show will adopt a more adult and mature tone whilst keeping in with the spirit of the cartoon. Also, you can spot tons of new character artwork and concept art throughout the video.

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Samurai Jack will be back on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in 2017.

As a bonus, head over to Adult Swim for a work-in-progress storyboard to get a look at and listen to a potential plot point for the new series.

Adult Swim is excited to announce that JACK IS BACK. Creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new season that will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in 2016. The new season is currently in production in Los Angeles at Cartoon Network Studios.

 

 

Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.