Surprise! Star Wars: The Clone Wars returning with new episodes!
In a move that will come as a surprise to many Star Wars fans, Lucasfilm has announced they are bringing back the beloved series Star Wars: The Clone Wars for all-new episodes to debut on the upcoming Disney streaming service. Check out the video below that confirms The Clone Wars returning, as well as new key art in the gallery!
Just announced by Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels) at San Diego Comic-Con during a 10th anniversary celebration of the beloved animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be returning with 12 all-new episodes on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service. Created by George Lucas, the show first aired in 2008 and became an entry point into Star Wars for an entire generation, following fan-favorites like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padmé Amidala, while introducing major new characters like Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. It became a multi-Emmy winner and is now regarded as essential Star Wars.
But it was never finished. The Clone Wars ended after five broadcast seasons — just as Ahsoka left the Jedi Order. A few post-Season Five episodes were later released as “The Lost Missions,” but the story wasn’t over.
“Any opportunity to put the final pieces of the story in place is meaningful as a storyteller,” said Filoni. “I’m happy for the opportunity to define these things and the end of this part of the Clone War. It also makes me reflect on all the people that I got to work with over the years. It reinforces the things I learned from George. It reminds me of the important elements that go into making Star Wars. So, it’s nice on several levels, and I think for the crew that’s still here that worked on Clone Wars, they feel that, as well.”
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