Newsarama has exclusively revealed
Lucasfilm's plan to tell the story that would have been the end of Darth Maul's storyline in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
. The plan is for Dark Horse Comics, which has one year left with the Star Wars
license, to adapt the episodes into a four-part mini-series called Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir
that begins in May. Here's an excerpt from Newsarama's story:
In this last year of Lucasfilm’s epic decades-long partnership with Dark Horse Comics, the Oregon-based publisher will be releasing a four-part limited series titled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir that will adapt the screenplays for what would have been the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Written by seasoned Star Wars comics scribe (and former editor) Jeremy Barlow with an artist to be announced, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir sees the full-scale return of Darth Maul to the Star Wars universe and into a head-to-head battle with his former master Darth Sidious – aka, the Emperor. Barlow promises to fully delve into the world of Dathomir, as well as some of its inhabitants like Nightbrothers and even a new character called Brother Viscus. Barlow spoke exclusively to Newsarama in our “Galaxy Far Away” Star Wars column.Head over to Newsarama
for their interview with writer Jeremy Barlow, where he describes his approach to writing this series ("as new-reader-friendly as possible, understanding that some folks will be coming to this series without prior knowledge of the television show") and much more.
It's worth noting that Newsarama's story makes this sound like the Maul episodes constituted the series
finale, but what we're hearing now
is that this is just the end of Maul's storyline from the series.
LucasBooks Senior Editor Jen Heddle and Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo weighed in to explain the place of these stories in the broader TCW
And then of course Sam Witwer had to tease us all: