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Star Wars TV News: Clone Wars Winding Down, Detours Delayed, New Series Coming Soon
For many younger Star Wars fans, it is truly the end of an era. The Clone Wars' supervising director Dave Filoni has announced that the series will be coming to a close. The fifth season, which recently ended, will in fact be the final season of the show.
However, this isn't the last of the Clone Wars we'll be seeing. In fact, we've already seen a few glimpses of additional episodes in the trailers for Season 5. Filoni has promised details on when and how we'll be able to watch these "bonus" stories soon.
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.
As the series has already shifted its format to four-episode arcs, it seems likely that the remaining episodes will be straight-to-DVD/streaming movies.
Additionally, the controversial Star Wars: Detours series has been indefinitely postponed. Lucasfilm is apparently reconsidering whether it makes sense to launch a new animated series before Episode VII comes out. In my opinion, it doesn't make sense to release something like Detours at all.
The Seth Green led series aimed to be a comedic, Robot Chicken-esque show, although with a brand of humor clearly aimed at a younger crowd. With the middling response the trailer got from most fans, I wouldn't be surprised if this was just an excuse to very quietly push this one under the rug.
Lastly, and perhaps most interestingly, Lucasfilm has also revealed that a brand new animated Star Wars series was in the works. The company had only this to say about it:
"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."
Fingers crossed for the origin story of Jar Jar Binks.