Samurai Jack is finally returning to the small screen in a few months and Cartoon Network has unveiled a new behind-the-scenes video for the fifth season of the animated series, giving us a better idea of what to expect from the highly anticipated revival. The video debuted during the Toonami panel at Anime Expo and features creator Genndy Tartakovsky and voice actor Phil LaMarr (Jack) among others.
In the video, Tartakovsky mentions that the upcoming season kicks off a few years after the events of the season 4 finale:
“When we start, we’re definitely a few years later [than the season 4 finale]. You don’t have to watch episode 52 to start this season. So, what’s changed in Jack’s world is a lot. There’s a lot of drama that’s happened.”
Season 5 writer Darrick Bachman also revealed the following details:
“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.”
You can watch the full behind-the-scenes video below.