Tennant will voice the character Huyang, a droid who greatly impacts the journey of a group of young Jedi, who were just setting out to build their first light sabers in last week’s episode. The famed actor will continue to appear in the series for the following two episodes, “Bound for Rescue’ and ‘A Necessary Strength’, airing on TELETOON on November 16 and 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, respectively.
“When I heard the Doctor himself, David Tennant, was a fan of Star Wars I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” said Dave Filoni, Supervising Director, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. “The result was ‘Huyang,’ an ancient droid in the service of the Jedi Order, whose sole task in life has been overseeing the construction of lightsabers. I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint. He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.”
Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has proved to be an exciting one, as the series moves closer to the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The big-screen action, unforgettable characters and rousing adventure of the Star Wars saga continue as Jedi heroes face a galaxy of foes. With unparalleled visuals, sound, action and adventure, Star Wars: The Clone Wars continues the cinematic saga with the equivalent of a short animated Star Wars movie each week.