It took me while to get into Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I think it is probably because I have the horrible talent of only turning it on when there are Jar Jar heavy episodes on. Luckily, I was able to start getting into it this season and was looking forward to seeing what happened after the season finale when it moved over to Disney XD like most people thought. Well, sadly, people thought wrong. Word has come down today they they are killing the show. They are still making episodes, but they won’t be showing up on TV. Supervising director Dave Filoni makes the announcement below and then teases us with some great footage that makes me really want to see what comes next.
Also, as part of this whole thing, the highly anticipated Star Wars animated comedy, Star Wars: Detours has been put into limbo.
Here’s the official release:
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 filmsor 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.