Samurai Jack creator on crafting the 'final journey' with new season

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May 2, 2017, 11:29 AM EDT (Updated)

It's been a long time coming, but the modern animated classic Samurai Jack is coming back for a new (and final) season. So, what should fans expect?

Creator Genndy Tartakovsky chatted with Empire about the long-awaited final season and said this is definitely the ending he envisioned more than a decade ago when the show's original run came to an end. He also teased this will be the most ambitious and emotionally mature work he's done in the Samurai Jack saga, which should come as a treat to fans.

Here's an excerpt from his comments:

“It's the final journey; whatever happens at the end is going to happen. One of the reasons I'm doing this is that for the past ten to 15 years, when I speak at schools or do press, the first question always is, 'Samurai Jack — are you going to finish the story?' And so I decided that before that interest goes away, I should just do it. We're doing ten episodes and it's one story …

"It's his journey, but it's pretty epic. Not just emotionally, but the journey that he takes. And there's this overall theme that's more complex and contemporary that I think people can pick up on if they really analyze it. I think it's a lot deeper then anything I've ever done.”

The fifth season of Samurai Jack will premiere on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block on March 11.

(via Empire)