Interesting... this article nails the speculation that straight-to-download/BR offerings are more likely:
We reached out to Lucasfilm for official comment, and all the studio would say is this:
“The Clone Wars will remain on Cartoon Network through its fifth season as planned. Additional episodes of the show are currently in pre-production.”
Sounds pretty cryptic and uninformative, right? Well, actually it’s quite revealing, especially with the emphasis on additional “episodes” having been greenlit, not “seasons.” As TheForce.Net
contributor and all around Star Wars
guru Eric Geller
notes to Hollywood.com
, “The conventional wisdom has been that The Clone Wars
will end after its sixth season.”"
Thanks for the link. Assuming the series isn't canceled outright (and, really, why would that happen with so much already invested in Season Six?), the article seems prescient.