Tales of the Jedi Proves That The Clone Wars Is the Most Beloved Star Wars Show

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As part of Star Wars Celebration, a brand-new animated Star Wars show has been announced. Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi was one of many announcements made, but is perhaps the most exciting, largely because it's set to be a sequel of sorts to the beloved Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is an upcoming animated anthology series, not unlike the anime anthology series Star Wars: Visions, created by The Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni and Charles Murray.

However, unlike Visions, Tales of the Jedi will be entirely canon, and will even adopt the same animation style as The Clone Wars, and more recently, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

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As part of the announcement, it was confirmed that the show will explore different Jedi characters from the prequel trilogy, or Clone Wars, era, and was already in production while Filoni was working on The Mandalorian.

The show will consist of six episodes which will be split into two "paths", one of which will follow the fan-favorite Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano, while the other will follow the Jedi-turned-Sith-Lord Count Dooku.

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A trailer for the show was revealed at the Star Wars Celebration Panel over the weekend, followed by the first episode in full, titled "Life and Death", which follows the birth of the beloved Ahsoka Tano.

The three episodes dedicated entirely to Ahsoka Tano will be spread throughout the course of her life, evidently focusing also on her childhood, while Count Dooku's three episodes will partly explore his days as a Jedi.

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Previously, Tales of the Jedi was a Dark Horse Comics series that explored the history of the Jedi Order and their war with the Sith, taking place thousands of years before the movies ever happen.

Given the era the upcoming animated show of the same name will occupy, it looks like it won't be taking a page out of those comic books, instead choosing to focus on widely popular Clone Wars-era characters.

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Star Wars Celebration has seen the unveiling of many upcoming Star Wars projects, including a trailer for this year's Andor, as well as Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, a live-action series which will star Jude Law.

It was also confirmed that The Mandalorian Season 3 and Ahsoka will both be arriving in 2023, while The Bad Batch Season 2 - which now has a trailer - will be arriving on Disney+ later this year.

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Tales of the Jedi is expected to begin streaming on Disney+ later this year. It stars Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn), Michael Richardon (young Qui-Gon Jinn), Janina Gavankar (Pav-ti, Ahsoka's mother), and Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker).

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Ahsoka Tano, Bail Organa, Mace Windy, Yaddle, and Ponda Baba also appear in the show, however, it is not yet known whether the actors who voiced some of these characters in The Clone Wars will be returning.

Tales of the Jedi is expected to premiere in late 2022.

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