Yesterday, Dave Filoni—supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars—tweeted an image he drew of a TIE fighter. Check it out:

We know from previous Lucasfilm announcements that there will be a new animated Star Wars show and that Filoni is still involved at Lucasfilm Animation. What we don't know is what that series will be or when it will be set. Could this be our first hint?

Let's take a look at what Filoni has actually said. If we look at his words very literally, then mentioning work in his tweet implies that the TIE fighter drawing is not for his own personal time. It suggests that he did it for something at Lucasfilm. A new TV series perhaps?

Another thing to consider is the likelihood as to where this new series will be set in the galactic timeline. There are plenty of fan ideas about how this series could be set anywhere in the galaxy, from the earliest days of the Old Republic to the far reaches of the post-Return of the Jedi future. However, with a 40 year gap between Return of the Jedi and Star Wars Episode VII, it stands to reason that the new TV series will take place during this new era. At the very least, it could be a series about the Rebellion era, given that the original trilogy is what the general public most closely associates with being quintessential Star Wars.

The image of the TIE fighter itself is interesting too. Is it under construction? Is it hanging from something with new wings? Is it hanging from something and the drawing isn't finished? I can't tell. Can you?

What do you think? Is Filoni dropping a hint about this new series, or is this just a red herring? Sound off below or in our Episode VII and Beyond board.

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