The premiere of the second season of The Clone Wars is right around the corner (October 2nd) and today Starwars.com is bringing out the big guns in the form of an interview with George Lucas and Dave Filoni where they talk about the upcoming season. Check out the excerpt below and click here for the full interview which also includes a few new screenshots!
"What can audiences expect in terms of larger story arcs? Are we building toward the events of Episode III?
DF: In the first season, we had a lot of one-off episodes, largely dictated by our own internal pipeline. As we moved into season two, though, we gained a lot more confidence from the production perspective. Also, the natural trajectory of our characters and the conflict has sort of necessitated a closer look. We're going deeper, laying groundwork for some really interesting stuff. On the other hand, it is difficult to plan our endgame without knowing exactly how long the series will last. We joke that M*A*S*H ran longer than the Korean War, and if we continue to do well, that could be the case with The Clone Wars. And that's a good problem to have, but it's also a delicate balance. As we move forward, we will continue to peel away layers of the conflict and the characters. We all know how the war ends, so we are exploring aspects that may not have been revealed thus far."