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Jack is Back! New ‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer

We already knew that Genndy Tartakovsky’s new Samurai Jack episodes will debut on March 11. Now we’ve got a trailer for the final chapter in the series.

Check out the trailer, released this morning:

Per Adult Swim, “It’s been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity.”

If the TV-14 rating isn’t a clue, this is definitely not the Samurai Jack of yore. Fifty years later, haggard Jack has switched from his dignified sword to firearms, and robots are no longer the only thing he kills.

  • Taco

    Woooh! Very cool Trailer. Beautiful work by all involved. Can’t wait.

  • Elsi Pote

    So we are a step closer towards a Dexter’s laboratory revival then.

    • CountvonCount

      I don’t think we need a Dexter revival. The show was great but there’s no reason for it to happen. Samurai Jack is only coming back so that it can finish it’s unresolved story.

  • Paul M

    Sym-Bionic Titan revival next!

    • Judging by how long it took for this season to be made, we’ll have to wait ten+ years. XD

      • Paul M

        I’d be okay with that, as long as they finish the story.

  • ea

    The original show also had non-robotic violence.

  • John Friedrich

    Hopefully as a side effect they’re re-release the original series on BluRay. The DVD set has been hovering around $80 on Amazon forever.

    • Crispy Walker

      AGREED! I would gladly spend like sixty bucks on a full on blu-ray box-set… even if they had to upscale the original series a bit into HD. I’d love to own a really crisp copy of the series.

  • I’m excited about the animation and how consistent they kept it when switching to digital. Even if it’s for one season, this is looking promising right now!

    • Doconnor

      I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure the original was done digitally. The biggest difference it is now high definition.

      • Hey Doconnor – if you watch the video of Season 5 Behind the Scenes (starting at 3:25), they talk about how the created in the show previously in comparison to what they’re doing right now (digital). Posting the video in the comment, it’s an awesome vid, I hope you enjoy!

  • J.S

    Looks amazing. Samurai Jack really belongs to Adult swim

  • Mermaid Warrior

    Samurai Jack is something I enjoy MUCH more as an adult than I did as a kid. (and it’s totally not because Samurai Jack is hot) I wonder if that’s the case for other people, and why there’s so much excitement for this revival.

    I agree with your point on other shows as well. Even if a show is good, it shouldn’t go on forever. Adventure Time is one of my favorite shows and it hasn’t suffered seasonal rot, but I wasn’t disappointed to hear that it’s going to end soon. I’d rather it end on a high note than keep going and degrade in quality, like SpongeBob or The Simpsons have.

    I do hope the popularity of this results in more, serious, adult animation.

  • Mermaid Warrior


    It looks so cool! And I’m glad to see that putting it on Adult Swim means it will get to be darker and edgier (in the good way!) than the original series. I’m also really glad to see all of the positive reception around this. I hope that means networks will consider putting out more serious, adult cartoons.

    Any word on who will be voicing Aku?

  • Fried

    “Honestly guys, we don’t need another season of something like KND or Courage.”
    Did you purposely pick the two shows of which both creators have wanted CN to greenlight another season for or was it just coincidence?

    • Dante Panora

      May not have been the best picks admittedly (Although I thought Courage was just a short), but I my point still stands that I’ve seen so many comments asking for so many childhood shows to come back when that should not be the ultimatum for producing good cartoons.

      • KD

        Same, I love the old shows but there’s a reason Samurai Jack needed to be brought back. It ended way too soon. Most everything else has led a natural life span and I want to see some new stuff, no more reboots.

  • Gabi Vallu

    same argument goes to animated and action feature films: so many old never-before-screened or new never-yet-writen stories out there and they keep making sequels, prequels, reboots of everything…. some things like samurai jack really ask for it ( a tiny bit of it) but most of blockbuster stuff nowadays are just the same babblish with a new package.

  • CountvonCount

    I’m so happy this is getting as much attention as it is. TBH, I had no idea the show was ever even that popular to begin with. It’s a fantastic show, but I just never got the impression very many people were watching.