'Samurai Jack' season 5 release date
A teaser poster from "Samurai Jack" season 5, part of Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" programming block. Facebook/Adult Swim

American animated TV series “Samurai Jack” returns for a fifth season, 13 years after the previous season aired back in 2004. The revival season, however, seems will also be the last. Show creator Genndy Tartakovsky confirms that season 5 will be the last of the mythical, time-travelling warrior, Jack, that fans will get see. “Samurai Jack” season 5 premieres March 11, 2017.

Cartoon Network previously announced that the show’s fifth season would premiere in 2016, but it didn’t happen as said. This time around, the show promises to return for sure. It will give fans the chance to see Jack again as he seeks revenge on the demon Aku, who had destroyed everything he had loved.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tartakovsky discussed circumstances leading to the cliffhanger in the previous season. Season 4 of “Samurai Jack” showed Jack being sent to the future through a portal which Aku opened, seeing his imminent defeat by Jack. It has been alleged that season 5 will see Jack making his way back from the future to take on the demon.

“This is it. This is the definitive end, and it’s a great end,” Tartakovsky said to Entertainment Weekly. “I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve storyboarded it, and I think it’s super satisfying, and it should close the door for me for Samurai Jack,” he added. “Samurai Jack” season 5 is part of Cartoon Network's “Adult Swim” programming block.

A trailer of the series was released last month, labelled as “bloody,” “violent” and “vengeful.” Writer Darrick Bachmann, describing the new season as a story of redemption, said:

“In the original series, he was a 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.”

The show’s synopsis reads as follows:

“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.”

Watch some additional “Samurai Jack” season 5 trailers and clips below. The show returns on March 11 at 11:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network. An Australia premiere date is yet to be announced.