Liam Neeson is lending his voice to a pivotal, 3-episode story arc set to premiere this Friday on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. On Friday’s episode, entitled “Overlords,” The Clone Wars reaches its approximate mid-point as a series, and Lucasfilm Animation is giving the show a fittingly epic storyline for this turning point.
Hot off the “Savage Oppress” story arc, in which the season finally heated up with a turn away from all the political maneuvering and (spoiler alert!) we learned that Darth Maul might have somehow survived his Episode I encounter with Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Clone Wars are finally digging deep into the mythology of the Force and Anakin’s status as the Chosen One. “Overlords” finds Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka drawn to a mysterious planet called Mortis, where Anakin learns about his destiny from a family of unusually-powerful Force users. Pernilla August also returns to voice her film character, the late Shmi Skywalker, Anakin’s mother.
Cartoon Network has been promoting Season 3 with the tagline “Secrets Revealed,” and this story arc appears to contain most of those promised secrets. Lucasfilm is touting “momentous revelations” along with some stunning betrayals. Below you’ll find a pair of brief clips from the episode. I for one will be on the edge of my seat!