The Kiners recently went on a charity stream of The Convor Call Youtube channel, and in it they revealed that they are working on scoring a brand new Star Wars project!
“We are working on a new project,” Kevin Kiner said. “It’s an animated project, a Star Wars project. And that’s all we can say. It’s really really frickin’ great. I mean, to the point where Lucasfilm and Disney are giving us full orchestra for every episode. It’s a very special project, some great, great people are involved, and we’re really privileged to be part of it. And I probably said too much already.”
They’re also working on season two of The Bad Batch, which will be coming this year, and have quite the impressive Star Wars resume. Kevin Kiner and his sons, Sean and Dean, have collaborated to provide the score for The Clone Wars, Rebels, and The Bad Batch, giving a definitive sound to Star Wars animation and providing iconic themes for characters like Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Omega, and more. Star Wars animation has provided some of the very finest storytelling from the entire saga, and it has also provided some of the very best music from the entire saga – and that’s thanks to the Kiners.
And now they’ve revealed that they’re working on another animated project too. We don’t know what it is, but it does sound like a significant one, such that they’re getting a full orchestra. The fact that Kevin specifically alluded to there being multiple episodes to this project, which would seem to rule out this being the upcoming A Droid Story animated movie. In other words, this is probably for a project that has yet to be officially announced. This is awesome, as I just recently wrote about how I didn’t want to see Lucasfilm move away from animation, and I can’t wait to find out more about what this project is – and maybe that will happen at Celebration!
It’s also exciting that Lucasfilm is giving them a full orchestra for this, which could also hint at its significance, though not necessarily. But as an avid lover of Star Wars music, this kind of stuff really excites me.