Disney Plus has only just launched the Star Wars anthology series ‘Visions’, but fans are already curious as to whether the anime will return with season 2?
Star Wars remains one of the most popular and lucrative multi-media franchises in the entire world.
From movies and novels to video games and television series, there have been plenty of ways to immerse yourself in the lightsaber-wielding universe down the years.
Today, Disney launched their latest addition to their Star Wars catalogue with a brand new anime anthology series, titled ‘Visions’.
The nine-episode series launched only a matter of hours ago, but countless fans have already binged Visions are now curious about the future and the possibility of season 2.
Has Star Wars: Visions been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, Star Wars: Visions has not been publicly renewed for season 2 by either Lucasfilm Animation or Disney.
However, the decision on whether or not the hit anime anthology series will return is now entirely dependent on the reaction from fans, according to Executive Producer James Waugh.
Waugh recently spoke to Inverse about the possibility of season 2, stating that “there’s nothing planned right now”, but a renewal was certainly on the cards.
“We are definitely excited and love these shorts. And I think the approach has been ‘let’s see what the audience thinks and let’s react from there.’” – James Waugh, via Inverse.
So, assuming that the information from Waugh is correct and that season 2 could be produced if there is enough demand from fans, how is Visions being rated so far?
The series has only been available to stream through Disney Plus for a few hours, but Star Wars: Visions has made an exceptional splash online, scoring an impressive 8.7/10 on IMDB and 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
This positive initial reaction has been followed by fantastic reviews, with Indie Wire calling Visions “one of the franchise’s best titles in a decade”, with IGN adding that it should “please both avid anime watchers and casual fans.”
“The galaxy far, far away has never looked more stunning in animation, and at its best Visions folds core Star Wars tenets into compelling stories with characters you instantly want to see more of. Here’s hoping this isn’t the only season we get.” – Amon Warmann, via Empire.
What date could season 2 of Visions release?
As Star Wars: Visions has not been officially renewed, there is no public information regarding a targeted release window for season 2.
Unfortunately, predicting any potential return date remains extremely difficult because of Visions’ multi-studio production format.
Whilst most of the episodes were shorter than a typical anime episode, having seven different animation studios working on season 2 means that production can’t be consolidated like other projects.
The series was announced in December 2020 and was previewed at the Anime Expo Lite event in July 2021. Assuming that season 2 would consist of a similar number of episodes, each with a similar runtime as the first, fans could see Visions return in Fall 2023.
“Like so much of Star Wars storytelling, what’s exciting about it is that there are all these other mediums that are really robust, and Star Wars fairly defined that kind of cross-platform franchise storytelling. And so we will be extending some of these stories to other media.” – James Waugh, via Inverse.
This article will be updated as soon as more information on Star Wars: Visions season 2 is officially shared online.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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