Star Wars: Visions is an anime anthology series created for the American streaming service Disney+. Produced by Lucasfilm Animation, the series includes nine short films produced by seven Japanese animation studios, each telling its own original story based on and set in the Star Wars universe.
The participating animation studios are Kamikaze Douga, Studio Colorido, Geno Studio, Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Production IG and Science SARU; the creators of each studio were given free rein to rethink the ideas of Star Wars as they saw fit, with the guidance of Lucasfilm’s executive team. The anthology was released internationally on September 22, 2021 to critical acclaim.
Here’s everything we want to know about Star Wars: Visions Season 2,
Will there be a season 2 of ‘Star Wars: Visions’?
‘Star Wars: Visions’ has not yet been revived for a second season at the time of writing. The show’s creators are gauging viewers’ reactions before deciding whether to produce more seasons in the future.
“There’s nothing planned at the moment,” Visions executive producer James Waugh told Inverse. “We are ecstatic and love these shorts. And I believe the approach was ‘let’s see what the public thinks and then react.’”
Even if the show is not renewed, we can see the characters in other media. One such novel is the upcoming “Star Wars Visions: Ronin,” which explores the story of the enigmatic Ronin character from the episode “The Duel.” The novel will be published in October 2021. Star Wars Visions: Ronin is the first novel in the Visions series.
“Like so much of Star Wars stories, it’s interesting that there are all these other incredibly powerful mediums, and Star Wars pretty much defined that kind of cross-platform franchise narrative,” Waugh adds. “As a result, we will be syndicating some of these stories across many platforms.”
Star Wars: Visions Season 2 Release Date:
As mentioned, Lucasfilm Animation, Disney, or any of its affiliated animation studios have not publicly renewed Star Wars: Visions for a second season. However, current online reports suggest a second anthology season is in the works.
The good news is, new claims are circulating online that Star Wars: Visions Season 2 will premiere later this year!
Cinelinx states that “several, independent sources” have reached out to them in the past week to confirm that “Star Wars Visions 2 is in the works.”
While no official source has confirmed this, the rumors would fit with the assumption that Disney was looking for a way to continue Visions after the success of Season 1 in 2021.
Interestingly, executive producer James Waugh had previously claimed that the fate of the popular anime anthology series depended solely on the reaction of the fans.
Speaking to Inverse about the likelihood of a second season, Waugh noted that “nothing is currently planned,” but an extension was almost certain.
The Cast for Star Wars: Visions Season 2
The English-language cast of “Star Wars: Visions” is extremely strong for its first season. The credits for these nine episodes are Lucy Liu, Alison Brie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Simu Liu, David Harbor and Henry Golding, just to name a few. Since “Visions” is an anthology series, Season 2 will almost certainly feature all-new stories featuring intriguing characters that audiences will encounter for the first time. With new characters come new voice actors, meaning your favorite A-list celebrity could potentially join the ‘Star Wars’ universe in a whole new way.
Plus, there’s a chance a second season will pick up plenty of storylines captured in Season 1. Certain episodes, such as “The Twins” and “The Ninth Jedi”, virtually serve as pilots for their own miniseries, meaning the voice actors from those stories can easily reprise their roles. However, time will tell.
Plots of Star Wars: Visions Season 2
Each episode of “Star Wars: Visions” stands alone. The sky is the limit in terms of what Season 2 could achieve, but Season 1 set an extremely high standard.
We can only assume that there is interest in expanding some of the stories made in the first round of episodes. For example, a novel titled “Star Wars Visions: Ronin” will start where the episode “The Ronin” left off, with the enigmatic warrior introduced in that episode. As Waugh continues in his interview with Inverse, the same practice can be applied to other episodes. “As with so many stories about Star Wars, what’s exciting about this is that there are so many other robust media, and Star Wars defined that kind of cross-platform franchise storytelling. As a result, we’ll be syndicating some of these stories across many platforms.”
What’s interesting is that it sounds like several episodes will get a sequel if “Star Wars: Visions” is renewed for a second season. Even if it isn’t, it sounds like certain stories may find a new home elsewhere. Whatever happens to the anthology series, there’s plenty of additional ‘Star Wars’ content coming to Disney+ to satisfy die-hard fans.
Official Star Wars: Visions trailer
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