After 12 long waited years, Samurai Jack will return for a fifth season – Adult Swim has revealed.
Adult Swim made the big revealed during a social media bump where it answered fans’ questions.
“March 11th, 11:30 p.m. is what’s going on,” the bump revealed when a fan asked whether Samurai Jack’s 5th season was still happening. Then, when another fans asked about the show, the bump simply asked, “What did we just say?”
The original television series was created by Genndy Tartakovsky ( Dexter’s Laboratory ) for Cartoon Network, and ran from 2001 until 2004 for four seasons.
The series featured the time-traveling samurai prince as he fought against the shape-shifting demon Aku. Following the demon through time, the character assumed the name Jack (his true given name is never mentioned in the series) once he traveled to a dystopian version of Earth to kill Aku before he could unleash unspeakable evil upon the universe.
Plot and characters
“Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an 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!” —Aku, in the opening title sequence
“Samurai Jack” will premiere Saturday, March, 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.