When Disney canceled Star Wars: The Clone Wars after the company acquired Lucasfilm, there were a lot of questions about how the long-running animated series would wrap up its on-going storyline. As it stands, the end of season five left the story open ended. Now we’ve learned that The Clone Wars will air season six, the last thirteen episodes of the series, on German TV this February.
According to Jedi News, German channel SuperRTL will burn off the last remaining episodes of The Clone Wars with an Order 66 story arc. The series takes place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in the Star Wars timeline. It’s a bit unclear why Palpatine executed Order 66 BEFORE Revenge of the Sith, so maybe this is some sort of a trial run before the real game plan begins. The article also has the season six synopsis. Be warned, this is from a German press release, but translated into English with Google Translate, so take it with a grain of salt.
It tells the story of the epic Clone Wars, which is illuminated in all its facets. The Jedi Order is desperately trying to defeat the Separatists under the cunning Dooku, to save the Galactic Republic. But Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano are often outnumbered, as the droid armies of the Separatists are cheap to replace and easy. Only through courage, cohesion and ingenuity, it can manage to end the war and to bring lasting peace to the galaxy. Master Yoda for a special mission to fulfill, as a devious enemy from the past could soon have a mystical weapon with tremendous strength. To prevent this must be Master Yoda embark on a long journey in which he will explain the disappearance of a fellow Jedi to reveal the secret of his hidden enemy.
SuperRTL will show one every Saturday for thirteen weeks starting on February 15. Perhaps Disney and Lucasfilm will air these episodes closer to the start of Star Wars: Rebels in October. One thing is clear: these episodes will air on U.S. TV sometime in 2014. Jedi News’ source StarWars-Union.de also obtained the episode titles and brief rundowns for most of the episodes. If you don’t want to be spoiled, read with caution.
Clone cadet Tup is suffering from a severe neurological disorder that causes the death of a Jedi master. Trying to find the motives for the assassination, Anakin escorts Tup back to Kamino for examination, but then they are attacked by the Separatists…
Clone cadet Tup is undergoing a medical examination in the sterile laboratories of Kamino to find the motives for his shocking attack on the Jedi master. For the examination to succeed, cadet Fives must enter the depth of Tup’s mind, where he finds a secret code manipulation in the cloning program of the Republic.
Clone cadet Tup is transported back to Coruscant, where his body is to be examined by the chancellor’s personal physician. Cadet Fives is also investigating the matter and discovers that a modified code has been hidden in the minds of all the clones…
Fives is still trying to find answers regarding the mysterious actions of clone cadet Tup. Hoping to personally speak with chancellor Palpatine, Fives finds himself suddenly accused of trying to murder the chancellor and decides to make a run for it.
- An Old Friend
While on a mercy mission to the planet Scipio, Padmé Amidala’s’ old flame, Rush Clovis, gets in touch with her asking for help. Having made a stand against the corruption on his planet, Clovis has now become the target of the bounty hunter Embo. Together with Padmé, he is now trying to leave his planet and get help…
- The Rise Of Clovis
Back on Coruscant, Clovis strikes a dubious deal to becomes the leader of his clan which is deeply mired in corruption. Anakin doesn’t trust Clovis, causing tensions in his relationship to Padmé.
- Crisis At The Heart
Having made a deal with Count Dooku, Clovis finds himself drawn into the war. Since it was him who brought the war to his home planet of Scipio, the Republic is now forced to intervene.
- The Disappeared (Part 1)
The peaceful world of Bardotta finds itself threatened by an ancient prophecy. Since now of all times its spiritual leaders have vanished, Bardotta’s people ask their representative in the senate for help. And Jar Jar Binks indeed manages to convince Jedi master Mace Windu that this matter is of grave importance…
- The Disappeared (Part 2)
- The Lost One
At the moment, it’s unclear how these new episodes will line up with Dark Horse Comic’s conclusion to The Clone Wars. The indie publisher is preparing a four-part ending called Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. We’ll see if the two cross over. Nevertheless, it’s good to see that there is some enthusiasm over wrapping the series.
Lucasfilm recently announced that they assembled the Lucasfilm Story Group, who are in charge of deciding what is considered Star Wars canon. The LSG might decide that the Dark Horse end won’t be considered Star Wars canon and the animated conclusion of The Clone Wars might line-up perfectly with what Disney and Lucasfilm are trying to do with expanding its narrative universe.
The beginning of the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars kicks off on February 15th on SuperRTL. We’ll keep you posted on when these episodes would air in the States.