When Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise The Clone Wars TV show was ended, kinda. The end of season 5 could be a “decent” ending to this saga, but there were also some stories that were not explored to the end. After the deal word was that episodes for season 6 were completed and that at some point they would be released. It was rumored at first that Apple TV would get exclusive rights to these final episodes, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. But then news broke this week that S6 would be premiering in Germany starting this February. Interestingly enough there is a Press Release that basically “confirms” this, check it out:
[box_light]START: SATURDAY, 15 FEBRUARY AT 20.15 CLOCK, FOUR EPISODES FEATURE-LENGTH
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE AT SUPER RTL: SIXTH SEASON OF THE ANIMATED SERIES “STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS” GERMAN PREMIERE
The high-class CGI series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (USA 2012) is one of the strongest quote formats of Primetime at SUPER RTL. Fans of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker come thanks staged action-packed space battles, exciting political conflicts, and epic battles their money. From the 15th February can look forward to a very special premiere the audience. Every Saturday at 20.15 clock shows SUPER RTL, the sixth season for the first time on German television.
The captivating series offshoot of George Lucas’ Star Wars universe plays between the movies “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”. It tells the story of the epic Clone Wars, which is illuminated in all its facets. The Jedi Order is desperately trying to defeat the Separatists under the cunning Dooku, to save the Galactic Republic. But Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano are often outnumbered, as the droid armies of the Separatists are cheap to replace and easy. Only through courage, cohesion and ingenuity, it can manage to end the war and to bring lasting peace to the galaxy. Master Yoda for a special mission to fulfill, as a devious enemy from the past could soon have a mystical weapon with tremendous strength. To prevent this must be Master Yoda embark on a long journey in which he will explain the disappearance of a fellow Jedi to reveal the secret of his hidden enemy.[/box_light]
Thanks to TheForce.net for the heads up! There is a list of episodes which you can check out over at their website, detailing the final episodes, some that actually ran in season 5, so there is a little confusion here. Though you never know these days, I am looking forward to seeing what happens to some of these characters that I have grown to love. Not being a big fan of the prequel trilogy, The Clone Wars makes up for all of its faults, standing alongside some of the novels that came from that era as a good representation of storytelling from this dark time.
One character that we will be learning the fate of after his appearance, or I should say re-appearance, is Darth Maul. It is interesting to note that the character showed up in a Star Wars comic called Visionaries, where he appears to be the same cyborg-like being that they show him as in The Clone Wars. Here’s a panel from that comic where Maul battles Kenobi on Tatooine during his search for young Skywalker.
THIS is the kind of faithful representation characters should get when it comes to crossing the EU over into the mainstream Star Wars universe, Disney take note! Nonetheless, Maul’s The Clone Wars story will be wrapped up when Dark Horse releases a 4-part series called Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni had the following to say on Maul’s final arc:
[box_light]The story of Darth Maul had become an important one for the series and it was only fitting that we chose him for a comic adaptation. The comics will be based on four finished scripts that were written for Season 6 . These scripts came out of one of our story conferences with George Lucas. As they moved through the production pipeline, they became finalized scripts with a great deal of the actual design work completed. The designs you will see, the plot lines, and character development in these comic books are all coming directly from the TV production. I turned over all of the art to Dark Horse so they could create an accurate representation of what we were planning for the show.[/box_light]
Head on over to Filoni’s official Facebook Page to read the rest of his write-up on finishing The Clone Wars! Look for the comic to hit stands sometime in May!
May the Force be with you!