In an announcement on the official Star Wars site, the company announced the cancellation of its successful Star Wars: The Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network (yay).
“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,” the announcement reveals, adding the somewhat confusing news that, “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” and advising fans to “stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content.”
They’ve also put Seth Green’s planned official parody series “Star Wars Detours”, created by the team behind Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, on indefinite postponement. Originally announced last year, Lucasfilm today said that the series was postponed until a later date.
“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.”
Canceling of the terribly written young-adult animated series Clone Wars, postponing of another fun-show and development of a next-gen looking game Star Wars 1313 shows a coming to senses on Disney’s part and an overhaul of the franchise. These are good signs. There may be an opportunity for a high(er?) quality Detours after the new trilogy.
But Disney obviously know what is bad for the franchise, what to do about it and that means a new hope…