Animated show 'Star Wars: Clone Wars' canceled, new shows in the works

By Stephanie Kaplan,
The hit show that aired on Cartoon Network is being pulled after five seasons, though Lucasfilms announced several other changes

While Star Wars fans everywhere were probably ecstatic to hear about the recent movie sequels to be released, others will be upset to hear that the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being canceled after five seasons on Cartoon Network.

According to Examiner.com, Lucasfilm decided to end the cartoon television show. However, it was stated that extra storyline and episodes will be released sometime in the future as “bonus material.”

While fans of the show may be disappointed to hear the news, Lucasfilm announced that a new animated show is already in the works. The company stated, “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 films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, the company also shared that the previously announced series Star Wars: Detours has been postponed with no further details. The site reports that a trailer for the series was released last summer, but never received an official air date.

Lucasfilms said, “[We] reconsidered whether launching an animated comedy prior to the launch of Episode VII makes sense.”

This news comes after the announcement that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm and plans to extend the series of movies with a new trilogy.

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