Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi animated anthology series to follow Visions
A new Star Wars anthology series is on the way, with the Tales of the Jedi animated show to release this Fall with six episodes focusing on Prequel characters.
Despite being an icon of Western cinema, the Star Wars universe continues to pump out fantastic TV series. From Clones and Rebels to the recently premiered Kenobi series, there are plenty of titles to get fans of the wider franchise excited.
However, arguably one of the best Star Wars TV series so far has been the fantastic 2021 Visions show, where various animation studios worked together to produce the critically acclaimed anthology series. Now, it looks like Star Wars are going back to the anthology format, with a Tales of the Jedi animated series being recently announced to be in the works for Fall 2022.
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Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi animated anthology revealed
On April 27th, it was revealed that a new Star Wars anthology series was in production, which will be a Tales of the Jedi animated title from the creator of The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch, Dave Filoni.
However, the announcement was not actually an official one, with a listing of convention panels at an upcoming Star Wars Celebration even being shared online which included Tales of the Jedi.
As noted by The Verge, “In what may have been a mistake given how the page was initially pulled, one listing for a panel hosted by The Mandalorian’s Dave Filoni and Amy Ratcliffe has seemingly confirmed the existence of Tales of the Jedi, a new anthology series of animated shorts.”
However, at the event on May 28th, more details on the upcoming Tales of the Jedi series were revealed exclusively to the crowd, including that the anthology show will have six episodes; three focusing on a young Count Dooku and another three on a young Ahsoka.
The show will also see the return of Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, with Neeson’s son voicing the young Jedi master. In addition, fans also saw glimpses of Mace Windu and Yaddle, as well as brief appearances from Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Master Yoda.
All six episodes are expected to be released on the same day, but a more specific launch window has not yet been shared past “Fall 2022”.
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Tales of the Jedi is not adapting the original comic series
Despite sharing the same name, the upcoming Tales of the Jedi series will not be an adaptation of the comic book series of eight separate stories from the lightsabre-wielding religion, published by Dark Horse Comics from 1993 to 1998.
The first books focused on the Great Sith War, with the latter books covering the Great Hyperspace War – which would eventually pave the way for the Knight of the Old Republic video game. The series was collected into the following volumes, with more information available on the Star Wars Fandom page:
- Knights of the Old Republic (1994)
- The Freedon Nadd Uprising (1995)
- Dark Lords of the Sith (1996)
- The Sith War (1996)
- The Golden Age of the Sith (1997)
- The Fall of the Sith Empire (1998)
- Redemption (2001)
- Star Wars Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi Volume 1 (2007)
- Star Wars Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi Volume 2 (2008)
The return of Star Wars: Visions later this year
The upcoming series will be building on the success of Star Wars: Visions, another animated anthology series that first premiered in 2021.
The nine-episode anthology series premiered in September on Disney+ to a fabulous global reception, scoring a 7/10 on IMDB, with a 68% average audience score and 96% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Interestingly, there are now rumours circulating online that a second season is set to go into production later this year, with Cinelinx reporting from an insider trader that “Star Wars Visions 2 [is] in the works.”
- The Duel – Animated by Kamikaze Douga
- Tatooine Rhapsody – Animated by Studio Colorido
- The Twins – Animated by Studio Trigger
- The Village Bride – Animated by Kinema Citrus
- The Ninth Jedi – Animated by Production I.G
- T0-B1 – Animated by Science SARU
- The Elder – Animated by Studio Trigger
- Lop and Ocho – Animated by Geno Studio
- Akakiri – Animated by Science SARU
You can find more information on Star Wars: Visions season 2 here.
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By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]