New ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series to Take Place After ‘Return of the Jedi’??

LucasFilm's Steve Sansweet offered some cryptic news at a recent convention.
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New ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series to Take Place After ‘Return of the Jedi’??

Star Wars animated series may take place after Return of the Jedi A few weeks ago we reported that a brand new Star Wars animated TV series was moving forward with Seth Green and now some new details seem to indicate the series will be a sequel to the final film in the franchise. IGN is reporting that LucasFilm's Steve Sansweet seemed to reveal that this new series will take place after the events of the film Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

During the Q&A section of the panel, a fan said, "I would really love to see new adventures after Jedi with our favorite characters Luke, Han and Leia," to which Sansweet replied, "And you will, in the new animation."

All that is known about the show so far is that Robot Chicken's Matthew Seinreich will be on board as producers along with Jennifer Hill, with Todd Grimes directing. The Daily Show's Brendan Hay will be a writer on the series, which was said to use the same style of animation as the current series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was released May 25th, 1983.

Sources:IGN

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  • peppers915 • 5 years ago

    I agree, the thrawn saga would be great, but i would still love to see the empire come to power, and everything that happens with the last of the jedi, the fallen jedi, vader, palp, boba, etc. I think everyother storyline is overkill, and barely any time was spent on this. Lastly, if there are no sith or jedi in this series, what the hell is that?

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    • frenzy2001 • 5 years ago

      I'm crossing my fingers for the Thrawn saga.

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      • ejk1 • 5 years ago

        Lucas does seem eerily fascinated with filling up the time between episodes II and III. I agree that it would be more fun to see what took place in the years between III and IV. I also think the franchise would be better served if Lucas showed how the Republic came to be. This would be a new vein of the franchise that could reinvigorate everything. Unfortunately, Lucas' goofy obsession with Anakin's turn never seems to end.

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        • peppers915 • 5 years ago

          No, they are not exciting anymore. I would love to see he time period of the force unleashed (III & IV), especially the jedi purge, and vader hunting jedi, and palp's rise to power after the sith came back. These are the things that were never revealled, but always talked about. Thoughts?

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          • mwheeler1324 • 5 years ago

            YES! The Clone Wars are not that exciting! They need another series going in a different direction can't wait! Any body here a date when this airing & what network is picking this show up?

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            • diaigma • 5 years ago

              I rather have this than a series about the Clone Wars.

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              • avian005 • 5 years ago

                This sounds good! And The Clone Wars is good, so I have faith that Lucasfilm will make another successful animated series. Still waiting on the live action one.

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                • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

                  Anothr Animated Series!??! How many do we need!??!.

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                  • instead8909 • 5 years ago

                    I'll watch this, there is so much that could happen. Though I would rather see a new film trilogy, KOTOR would be a perfect setting with the right director.

                    The books with the children, comic books long before the Skywalker family or anything else.What ever happened to the live action Star Wars series.

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                    • the-movieghost • 5 years ago

                      I personally love the sound of this. I've read a few of the books but, it'd always be nice to see something on the big-screen or even TV.

                      I've got to agree with ejk 1: we have seen SO much stuff about the time period between II and III and granted there's alot of stuff that can happen but, The Clone Wars are getting played out. The time period between III and IV would be awesome, especially if they brought Galen Marek to whatever they were working on.

                      Regardless, let's see this happen.

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                      • leatheryman • 5 years ago

                        I'm not a huge fan of the animation style either. The format is a little contrived as well..it's all about kids and merchandising. It should be aimed at the teen market at least. People getting decimated and sliced up...needs some heavier darkness to it, with some dirt and realism, which is what Star Wars fans love do we not?

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                        • peppers915 • 5 years ago

                          This sounds great, but has great potential to suck. I would love to see the dark empire series animated, that would be great. There are so many new people that they can introduce, and have some dam good fight seens as well.

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                          • vanboy • 5 years ago

                            The Vanboy thinks this will be good.

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                            • emmytt • 5 years ago

                              CBF man if we get a series based of those books u mention it will rule and being a fan boy i would die of how happy i would be.

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                              • comicbookfan • 5 years ago

                                No problem. And I agree with WARRock's first post, 100%. The new series SHOULD be an adaptation of the books and would be sweet if it had its own animation style. The comedy could be left to R2-D2, C-3PO and droids, not to mention some Jedi. I guess sometimes the Star Wars universe is comedic, but for a series to continue the mythology, yeah, it needs to at least take inspiration from the books, like say, for instance, the Jedi Academy Trilogy, the stories of the Jedi Twins, and the New Republic after the defeat of the Galactic Empire.

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                                • narrator • 5 years ago

                                  Thanks @CBF., Good news.

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                                  • themime • 5 years ago

                                    what about it?

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                                    • jc • 5 years ago

                                      what about the live action series?!?!?!?

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                                      • jc • 5 years ago

                                        the series should be an adaptation of the books & i wish he would not use the same animation he uses for The Clone Wars series.

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                                        • azador • 5 years ago

                                          I'd still prefer a live action series myself @insertusernamehere, especially if Lucas won't have his hands all over it like the prequel trilogy. Cartoon is fine, especially if this is to be the comedy series, but for a serious story to continue the mythology I'd say that I prefer live action and that live action in a tv series could be just as effective as any cartoon. Plus, there's already The Clone Wars cartoon.

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