Today at SDCC Lucasfilm revealed that new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars are in the works, and they’ll debut on Disney’s own streaming service, which will also feature Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars show.
As of right now it appears as if only 13 new episodes will be created, but they will continue the storylines first woven in The Clone Wars six season run from 2008 – 2013. I’m assuming they’ll fill in some major gaps considering the sixth season was mostly bonus content and ignored some of the major events from the fifth season. Characters such as Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Captain Rex will all return for the new episodes, so fans should be highly stoked to see them back together again.
At this time a firm release date hasn’t been announced. I would assume the new episodes will be ready when Disney’s streaming service launches, which I believe is slated for the end of 2019. Either way The Clone Wars are back and that’s a great thing for Star Wars fans of all ages, because that series offered the best prequel-era narrative around.
You can read the official press release below, and a trailer for it above. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
About The Clone Wars
Since its debut, The Clone Wars has become one of the most critically-acclaimed entries in the Star Wars saga, earning multiple Emmy awards and praise from fans of all ages around the globe. Since 2013, an effort to resurrect the series (#SaveTheCloneWars) was launched by fans, resulting in tens of thousands of emails/letters sent to Disney and Lucasfilm.
Dave Filoni, who helmed the show as Supervising Director during its original run, resumes his role on The Clone Wars continuation, which he can’t wait to share with fans. “I honestly didn’t think we would ever have the opportunity to return to The Clone Wars,” says Filoni. “Thanks to the relentless fan support and the team behind Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, we will now get to tell more of those stories. We feel a tremendous responsibility to make something that lives up to the legacy that George Lucas created with the original series and I think our team, many of whom worked on the show from the beginning, has risen to the challenge.”
The new Clone Wars episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, which explored the events leading up to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The series will see the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. The new episodes will debut on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.
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