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Tales Of The Jedi - What We Know So Far

These days, the focus of "Star Wars" is on television, specifically the live-action variety. "Obi-Wan Kenobi" just premiered on Disney+ on May 27, 2022, and the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" prequel "Andor" is scheduled for August 31. Next year will see the return of "The Mandalorian" Season 3, the debut of the "Ahsoka" series starring Rosario Dawson, and a brand new post-"Return of the Jedi" series called "Star Wars: Skeleton Crew."

All of this is great news for fans of live-action "Star Wars" TV shows, but it has left fans of the animated series like "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars: Rebels" wondering what's next. Fortunately for them, Disney hasn't forgotten about "Star Wars" cartoons. Not only is "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" coming back for Season 2, there's also a brand new animated series to look forward to: "Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi."

The project was first hinted at back in December 2021, (via CBR), and it was officially unveiled at this year's Star War Celebration in Anaheim. Here's everything we know so far about "Tales of the Jedi."

Tales of the Jedi will fill in the gaps in Ahsoka's and Count Dooku's stories

Creator Dave Filoni presented the project at Saturday's panel, which Looper attended.

"Tales of the Jedi" will be a six-episode anthology of shorts set before the events of "The Clone Wars." Three episodes will focus on the Togruta Jedi Ahsoka Tano, and the other three will follow a younger Count Dooku, the Jed-turned-Sith who was played by Christopher Lee in the prequels. Each episode will be shorter than a typical "Star Wars" cartoon, about 15 minutes each.

Filoni explained that the Ahsoka episodes will portray periods in her life that until now haven't been explored on screen. Filoni even screened the first Ahsoka episode at the panel, although it wasn't made available to the public. Without spoiling too much, the episode, titled "Life and Death," involves Ahsoka's birth, and the first time her tribe realizes she's sensitive to the Force.

As for the Dooku episodes, they'll take place before the events of the "Star Wars" prequel films, when Dooku was still a member of the Jedi Council. At this point, Dooku's Jedi padawan was Qui-Gon Jinn, played by Liam Neeson in the prequels. Filoni confirmed that Neeson will be returning to voice the character, and that Neeson's son would be voicing a younger version. Filoni also shared artwork indicating that both Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) and Yoda (Frank Oz) would be appearing, although it's unknown who might be playing them, or Dooku for that matter.

Filoni co-wrote the series with Charles Murray, who wrote on both "The Clone Wars" and "Rebels." Given the subject matter and the people involved, "Tales of the Jedi" should feel like a continuation of "The Clone Wars." That's great news for anyone who loves "Star Wars" animation.