Looks like the recently aired fifth season finale of the Clone Wars will also serve as the series finale for the animated series set in the Star Wars universe.
According to Entertainment Weekly, LucasFilm and Disney have decided to bring the series to a close so they can focus on the new trilogy of films.
“The Star Wars universe is moving forward into a brave new era, and that means it’s time for a good old-fashioned brand scrub,” EW reports. “Following the news that newly Disneyfied Lucasfilm is delaying the 3D re-release of ‘Episodes II’ and ‘III,’ the company announced [Monday] that they are ending production of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Cartoon Network series that spent five seasons earning raves — raves that were all variations of ‘Well, at least it’s better than the last few movies.’”
That also means that the long in development animated series Detours has also been delayed as well. Created by some of the team behind Robot Chicken, the series was in its early stages. There’s no word yet on if, when or how the series may see the light of day.
The team behind Clone Wars says that they are still working on developing new arcs for the animated series, but at these point they are described as “extras.” Again, no word yet on if or how these will see the light of day or come to fans.
It was assumed that when Disney took over LucasFilm that the animated series would jump to the Disney cable outlets. Apparently this is not the case.