Fright Night actor to play the droid Huyang on Star Wars: The Clone Wars
David Tennant, best known as the tenth doctor to play The Doctor on the hit series Doctor Who, is set to make his Clone Wars debut in the "A Test of Strength" episode which airs on Saturday, November 10th at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network.
He'll be voicing the Huyang character, a droid who greatly impacts the journey of a group of young Jedi, who were just setting out to build their first lightsabers 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.”
“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.”
Check out David Tenant's Huyang character below, and watch 2 clips from the "A Test of Strength" episode below that! Enjoy.