news culture “Star Wars darker than ever”: the new Disney + series goes to the dark side!
The Star Wars galaxy continues to expand, no longer in the cinema, but mainly on Disney+. The universe imagined by George Lucas welcomes a new series, this time animated, focusing on two key characters, but having had only (too) little screen time. Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi lands October 26, 2022 on Disney’s SVOD service.
- Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi in a Nutshell
- The dark side of Disney+
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi in a Nutshell
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is an animated series created and supervised by David Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) and produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Consisting of six episodes lasting an average of 15 minutes, it is presented in the form of an anthology, understand here that they are all independent of each other. Here are the names of the episodes: Life and Death, Justice, The Sith Lord, Practice Makes Perfect, Coda and finally Choices.
This new animated series takes place during the prelogy (Star Wars episodes I to III – The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), and is particularly interested in two essential characters and above all very popular with fans. Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku, the ex-Jedi turned Sith Lord, embrace their respective destinies for three episodes, and whether or not they switch to the dark side of the Force. Pop culture’s most famous distant galaxy is draped in a gray veil in October.
The dark side of Disney+
David Filoni, Lucasfilm and by extension Disney are taking a real risk with this animated series, for several reasons. Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is aimed primarily, if not exclusively, at fans of the franchise. Everything here is designed to seduce the scholars of a universe that continues to grow, one series (sometimes a film) after another. It is therefore essential to be up to date to take full advantage of the six episodes of the anime and to have watched the prelogy as a priority as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, otherwise you will miss the essentials.
Tales of the Jedi tries in small touches to present two destinies, but also two losses of faith, through two characters intimately linked to the Skywalker saga and the Jedi order. Count Dooku, a respected knight emeritus witness to the corruption and inaction that plagues the Galactic Republic, lets himself be seduced slowly, but surely, by the dark side. Ahsoka Tano, for her part, showed extraordinary talent before witnessing the fall of democracy and suffering the abuses of a nascent empire.
As you will have understood by reading these few lines, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi adopts a much darker and adult tone than usual, which could surprise even the most assiduous fans. Almost nothing is spared our two “heroes” tossed about by the torments of a particularly turbulent existence punctuated by events where death spares no one. This new Star Wars animated series produced entirely in computer graphics, with neat visuals, can be appreciated for what it is, an open window on the past of two iconic figures of the saga. Disney+ subscribers should appreciate the gesture.