Channel Control: First Trailer for ‘The Clone Wars’ Season 5

Everyone knows I’m a big Star Wars fan, but when The Clone Wars first came out, even fans like me didn’t show a whole lot of interest.  The first season of the show was more kiddy than usual, and as much as I love Star Wars, I had a hard time getting into it.  I’m glad a stuck with it though.  The last few seasons of the show have been awesome, and season 4 in particular seemed like it was more made for an older audience.  Honestly, there were times in various episodes, that I couldn’t believe they would show for kids. 

So if you’re one of the many who were offput by Clone Wars initially, I encourage you to go back and give the other seasons a chance.  The show picks up and is something I look forward to.  Of course, things got even better when Darth Maul made a comeback, being that he’s my favorite character and all.  The upcoming season of the show looks to be using him quite a bit…at least judging by this trailer (thanks to EW):

I’m really digging this trailer, mostly because it seems like it’s starting to highlight just how bad this war is getting.  While they’ve shown everyone in dire straights in the show before, it’s only been recently that they’ve started touching on the actual galactic impact the war is having, and how it’s changing everyone.  In all honesty, I don’t see much room for levity in this season, which is interesting considering it’s still a children’s cartoon. 

So what do you guys think about this trailer?  Looking forward to the next season?