Talk Star Wars listener Dave Donovan sent us something a few days ago that may suggest Lucasfilm are planning a third animated Star Wars TV series...
I guess that would be four if you count Genndy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars micro series.
The news came from ComicBook.com, via Dave, that a new job listing on the Lucasfilm Recruitment website for a story board artist reporting to the Supervising Director (Dave Filoni) might suggest the company are "crewing up" to make another animated series. Here is the wording in the listing -
Dave Filoni was the Supervising Director on Star Wars Rebels and many have speculated that his move away from the day to day directing responsibilities is an indication that Mr. Filoni will be overseeing new shows for Lucasfilm. The thing is with animation of this quality, it takes so long to come together! It might be a while before we get to enjoy a new series, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate about what it might entail.
Dave and I speculated that one possibility would be to have a show focusing on young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine set between Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith and Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. How cool would it be to see Luke as a little boy, learning to fly that Skyhopper, or hanging out with Biggs Darklighter at Toshe Station.
The reason this seems to fit to me is the opportunity to explore the Obi-Wan character through the Luke Skywalker lens. To young Luke, Old Ben must have seemed like a strange old man who kept having to be chased off by Uncle Owen. Maybe we would get some interesting insights through those interactions in the show? It might fit in with what EW.com's Anthony Breznican told us when we had him on the PodCast; that Lucasfilm wasn't quite done with Obi-Wan at the moment and that's why we hadn't seen an Obi-Wan stand alone movie on the Lucasfilm schedule. Could there be plans to tell some of Obi-Wan's story on TV? Might we see the early adventures of Luke Skywalker? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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