STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Coming To An End; New Animated Series Confirmed
Lucasfilm Animation has confirmed that the successful animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is now finished, but also teases new story arcs beyond the episodes. Additionally, Star Wars Detours has been postponed to "a later date" while a brand new show is in the works.
Here's some disappointing news for fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. After the recent wrap of Season 5 on Cartoon Network, it was expected that the series would move to Disney XD after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm. However, a new post on the official Star Wars website confirms that the very successful animated show has come to an end, but promises new Clone Wars story arcs despite episodes no longer being in production. Additionally, a new animated series is in the works, which is set in a time period that hasn't been touched on before in the Star Wars franchise. Finally, the animated comedy series Star Wars Detours from Seth Green has been postponed to a later date, as Lucasfilm reconsidered launching it shortly before the release of Episode VII in 2015. Below is the official announcement.
As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come.
As part of this shift, we have also made some key decisions affecting Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours.
After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series. While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we're continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content. In the video below, Supervising Director Dave Filoni offers a peek of what is to come in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
At Star Wars Celebration VI last year, George Lucas gave fans a glimpse at the animated comedy series Star Wars Detours from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Todd Grimes. Detours was conceived and produced before we decided to move forward with the new Star Wars trilogy, and in the wake of that decision, Lucasfilm has reconsidered whether launching an animated comedy prior to the launch of Episode VII makes sense. As a result, we've decided to postpone the release of Detours until a later date.
We are incredibly proud of the teams at Lucasfilm Animation for creating some of the most amazing animation ever produced for TV. Keep checking StarWars.com for new developments on these and future projects.
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