One could argue that there has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. With the weekly episodic offerings of The Mandalorian breaking the internet every Friday morning, the Disney/LucasFilm pairing continues to pay off. Next, as first revealed by Cinelinx, a new animated series is now in the works now as well, and it could be set centuries in the past.
Per the initial report, the planned series will adapt stories and characters from the upcoming, and highly anticipated, publishing initiative titled Star Wars: The High Republic. Just weeks before its first release in its Phase I: Light of the Jedi series, it appears the powers-that-be at Lucasfilm have high hopes for the books. Leading the High Republic series are some of the fan-favorite Star Wars publishing authors like Charles Soule and Claudia Gray. Moreover, the story takes place during the High Republic sub-era of the Age of Republic.
With the story set 200 years before the Skywalker Saga, storytellers in the Lucasfilm animation department could do anything. Star Wars: The High Republic will reportedly feature multiple Jedi, with new smugglers, creatures, and villains. The series will also explore missing pieces of Jedi history as well. The story will reveal itself via various mediums such as comics, children’s books, and young adult novels.
If this particular project comes to fruition, it joins a litany of Star Wars projects in the works. Over the last few months, rumors that characters like Mace Windu, Darth Maul, and Lando Calrissian will appear in live-action shows surfaced. Additionally, Disney+ is actively developing an animated series based on The Bad Batch with an animated sequel to Star Wars: Rebels in the works as well. Up next, the studio will place its Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor series in production.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing the Star Wars story go back even further in time? Are you planning on checking out the published work when it comes out this month? Let us know in the comments below!
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