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Newsarama has a scoop today that Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a special four-part mini-series entitled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir which will be an adaptation by Jeremy Barlow of unproduced scripts from the series.
“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.”
Newsarama also has an interview with Barlow about the series in the same article. Club Jade does a great job discussing the news and collecting comments from Lucasfilm’s Jen Heddle and Pablo Hidalgo on Twitter. Both Heddle and Hidalgo make clear that the four-part story arc that the comic mini-series is based on was after the Bonus Content that we will be seeing but that it was not the series ending arc. Makes sense as while Maul gets ratings, Ahsoka and the heroes of The Clone Wars were really the core of the series and would have almost certainly been the stars of a finale arc.