Tyler Bates, Genndy Tartakovsky, & Samurai Jack’s Conclusive Final Season

A new Samurai Jack Season 5 featurette focuses on season’s use of music and interaction between composer Tyler Bates and creator/producer Genndy Tartakovsky 

Image © Turner Broadcasting System.

Image © Turner Broadcasting System.

With the new, final season of Samurai Jack debuting in a few weeks – eleven years since the series was originally concluded on Cartoon Network – creator Genndy Tartakovsky is clearly serious about concluding the series in a meaningful way for the character and the audience who has grown up with the show. An integral part of the series’ success has always been its use of music to pump up the emotional beats throughout, and that hasn’t changed with the new, final season. Tartakovsky explains his process for scoring the series, and beatboxes a bit, in a new behind-the-scenes featurette alongside the show’s composer Tyler Bates.

Created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack originally aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004, comprising four seasons. The series follows a young samurai (voiced by Phil LaMarr) who is cast into the future by the evil shape-shifting demon Aku (Mako) mere moments before defeating the demon. He adopts the name Jack and continues his fight in the dystopian future ruled by Aku. Jack seeks to find a portal back to his time but is constantly thwarted by the demon’s forces. The series was left open-ended since 2004. – Wikipedia

The fifth season of Samurai Jack is the final season for the animated series. It will premiere on the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim on March 11, 2017. 

Watch the series’ first trailer here

Read complete story and watch featurette here at Collider.com

 

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