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Samurai Jack Featurette Reveals Epic Music, New Footage

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Samurai Jack Featurette Reveals Epic Music, New Footage

Adult Swim has debuted some brand-new footage from the “Samurai Jack” limited series in a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the revival. The featurette focuses on the music-making process for the show, and the new footage shows exactly how far the sound of “Samurai Jack” has come since its debut last decade.

The featurette spotlights “Samurai Jack” creator and director Genndy Tartakovsky and composer Tyler Bates, both of whom discuss the finer points of creating the aural mood for the show — and much of that mood comes from letting the music do the talking.

Related: “Samurai Jack Returns in Full-Length Trailer

“I want to have big, two, three-minute sequences where the music is going to tell the story, and what that did is that it started to have a different style,” Bates said. “…The show took on a different…visceral meaning to it. The sound and the visuals became one.”

Since the original “Samurai Jack” premiered in 2001, Tartakovsky said he “wanted the music…to grow also.” Bates called the music in the revival a “new musical direction for ‘Samurai Jack.'” From the snippets of sound effects and scoring heard in the new scenes, “Samurai Jack” certainly seems to have grown up.

ScreenCrush has also posted three other teasers for “Samurai Jack,” including the trailer that grabbed us all Feb. 6, as well as the behind-the-scenes production featurette which premiered last year. Take a look at all of the videos below:

“Samurai Jack,” featuring Phil LaMarr as the titular character, takes place 50 years after we last left the time-traveling warrior. Jack has stopped aging, and with Aku destroying all of the time portals, Jack is also losing hope of ever returning home. “Samurai Jack” premieres on Adult Swim March 11 at 11 p.m. ET.

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