It seems like Samurai Jack fans have been waiting for eternity for the release of Samurai Jack season 5. Here’s the good news, some production crew working on the upcoming season revealed some new info about Jack. This happened during the Toonami panel at Anime Expo, per ign.com.
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The creator and director of the show, Genndy Tartakovsky, said that season 5 will not be directly connected to the last episode of the original series. What will happen is that the show will take place after years of interval, which definitely changed Jack.
Writer Darrick Bachman also said, “I think we’re going to see Jack in a new light because we’re going to see him from a very different standpoint. In the original series he was very heroic person on a very rigid quest. Now we pick up with him and 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.”
On the Move from Cartoon Network to Adult Swim
Samurai Jack season 5 will be released on the Adult Swim from the Cartoon Network. The network’s job to make the show more equipped for the adult viewers was a ‘big challenge’ according to Tartakovsky. She said, “People watch Samurai Jack with their kids. You know, through the generations. I didn’t want to go full on heads getting chopped off and blood spurting everywhere, but at the same time I also wanted it to be newer and exciting and take advantage of some of those things.”
Furthermore, Tartakovsky revealed that the new Samurai Jack will be a darker and more episodic story that’s action-packed. She assured fans that it’s going to be as ?badass as it’s always going to be. Probably even more.” As of this writing, there has been no official announcement yet for the upcoming season?s release date.
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