Fresh from cinematic success, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, comes to Sky Movies and Sky Movies HD from Saturday, October 25th.
The weekly CG-animated series from executive producer George Lucas chronicles the adventures of fan favourites Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda as they struggle against the forces of the dark side led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous during the divisive Clone Wars.
Lucas has said he felt “there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell” and that he was “eager to start telling some of them through animation and, at the same time, push the art of animation forward.”
Sky are treating the airing of the series as major movie event and will be airing half-hour “mini-movies” every week for an initial season spanning twenty-two episodes.
Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies and Sky Box Office said the broadcaster was “thrilled that this time we will be the first place anywhere that UK fans will be able to watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
Lewis continues, “Visually stunning with story lines and characters that could only come from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will undoubtedly appeal to both to long-standing Star Wars enthusiasts and a new generation of fans. Yet this is Star Wars like you’ve never seen before, and so it is only right that we are able to broadcast the entire series in high definition.”