Do you enjoy human on robot violence? How about motorcycles? Fresh full minute of the upcoming premiere of Samurai Jack, Season 5, starting March 11th.
Long ago on a cable channel populated by Johnny Bravo, Grim & Evil, and the Powerpuff Girls, a new show came out of the ashes of an old one. Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Dexter’s Laboratory, made a new cartoon that was a mixture of action, magic, ancient samurai ways and futuristic sci-fi dystopia rolled into a single series, that began to air in 2001. Three years and four seasons later, the series like many others were retired from Cartoon Network’s lineup.
Eleven years later in 2015 it was announced the series, which had not fully concluded in 2004, would get a 5th and final season. Originally a general date of “Fall 2016” was set, but then the series was delayed slightly, and now has an official starting date of March 11th 2017.
Details of what to expect from this new and final season were talked about during the San Diego Comic Con, including the fact the show had been pushed back to 2017. The final season will be ten episodes and is dubbed to be more ‘movie’ than show in tone. Since it will be airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami the series will take on a darker and more mature path than the original four seasons that aired on Cartoon Network. The storyline itself will take place fifty years after the end of Season 4.
So be sure to tune in to our sad attempt at ‘covering’ the show, whatever that even means now. If you don’t have cable and if the internet managed not to leak it beforehand, you know were to find it and or catch a stream of it. And hey, if you’re interested in possibly scrambling crude words on the bathroom wall for this website to copy down, hit us up, maybe we can squeeze at least one reviewer for the show.
Samuari Jack – Season 5 – Toonami – March 11th – 11:30pm et.
The premiere of the new season of Samurai Jack has finally been revealed. pic.twitter.com/qicRjJOYD4
— Nate (@CabooseJr) January 23, 2017
Our friend over at Madame Pom News (Chevistian) was able to snag some details from the Samurai Jack – San Diego Comic Con panel. It was mostly a show of the work they’ve been doing for the upcoming 5th season, 10 episode “mini-movie”, including the prototype opening, and discussion about the show itself, such as the storyline picking up 50 years after the end of Season 4. The biggest news though was the fact the show has been pushed back to 2017. Check out Chevistian’s Twitter account for other SDCC news.
The following is the schedule for the panels of shows we cover at Derpy News at San Diego Comic Con. All panels are on Friday, July 21st and all descriptions are courtesy of SDCC:
Steven Universe (10:15am PT , Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront): Cartoon Network is bringing together the talents of Steven Universe for a first-of-its-kind live musical experience for fans at San Diego Comic-Con! The series cast and musical minds behind Steven Universe will give a never-before-seen performance of the series’ critically acclaimed music, as well as exclusive previews from upcoming episodes and an extended Q&A. Scheduled to appear are Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar (creator), Jeff Liu (writer and storyboard artist), Zach Callison (voice of Steven), Estelle (voice of Garnet), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl), Charlyne Yi (voice of Ruby), and Ben Levin (writer), accompanied by series composers Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema and moderated by former supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey.
My Little Pony (10:30am PT, Room 6A): The cast and creatives behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls share details of the making of the popular animated series. Fans will also get a sneak peek into the rest of season 6, the new My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree movie coming this Fall, and more, followed by a Q&A.
Star vs. The Forces of Evil (12:00pm PT, Room 25ABC): Creator Daron Nefcy, creative director Dominic Bisignano, supervising director Aaron Hammersley, and series stars dive into the magical universe of Star vs. The Forces of Evil. Find out what is in the store for Star and her new wand this upcoming season. See exclusive clips from the shows, as well as an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of new animated shows coming soon!
Samurai Jack (3:15pm PT, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront): Creator/director Genndy Tartakovsky, head writer Darrick Bachman, art director Scott Wills, storyboard artist Bryan Andrews, and character designer Craig Kellman give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming revival of hit animated action-adventure series Samurai Jack. Moderated by Tom Kenny (Samurai Jack, Spongebob Squarepants).