Just ten days ago, I happily told you how actor extraordinaire Tim Curry had joined the cast of Star Wars: The Clone Wars; now I’m back to sadly tell you that SW: TCW is coming to an end.
In an official statement posted to StarWars.com yesterday, Lucasfilm explained why The Clone Wars were coming to an end as well as the fate of the latest offering from Stoopid Monkey (aka Seth Green, Matthew Seinreich and Todd Grimes), Star Wars Detours.
Citing the next Star Wars trilogy as a focal point, Lucasfilm says that after enjoying a successful and well-received five season run of the animated series with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, that it’s time to close the book and make room for a new animated series set in a time period “previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming.”
Now before you go into complete despair, Lucasfilm wants you to know that The Clone Wars aren’t completely over just yet. While it’s true they’ll no longer be producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, they’re continuing production on NEW story arcs “that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen,” and when the time is right, they’ll let fans know where they can see said content.
But I’ll let TCW’s Supervising Producer (and honorary 501st member) Dave Filoni tell you more about what’s to come.
Lucasfilm then went on to talk about the fate of Star Wars Detours, which George Lucas himself unveiled at last year’s Star Wars Celebration VI, stating “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.”
Here’s a wee smackerel from Star Wars Detours, courtesy of the official Star Wars YouTube channel
And if that wasn’t enough, Seth Green himself confirmed the postponement via Instagram.
Stay positive, my little fangirl and fanboy darlings. The universe tends to unfold the way it should, so I remain ever hopeful that whatever animated show Lucasfilm comes up with next shows that ending The Clone Wars was not in vain!
To get updates on all things Star Wars (including where you’ll be able to see the new episodes as well as the fate of Detours when and IF it ever airs), hit the official website
Until then, may The Force be with you.
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